Why Do We Need to Be Vaccinated?

How many of us know we can serve our community in  many ways, and one way we can serve during the COVID-19 pandemic is to protect ourselves and others by receiving one of the COVID-19 Vaccines. By receiving the vaccine, we free up health care resources for those in need and others with at-risk health conditions.

Now you may be asking yourself whether the vaccine is safe? Contrary to what you may have heard, the COVID-19 vaccine will not give you COVID-19. According to Phase III data from Pfizer Biotech and Moderna, the vaccine is safe and more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 after two doses*. Yes, it is necessary for each person receiving the Biotech Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to receive the first and second dose to become fully vaccinated.

In an effort to increase the number of persons receiving the vaccine, COVID-19 Registration Pop-Up Sites sponsored through The Tuscaloosa County EMA are listed below as follows.

  • Friday  March 12, 2021 - Winn Dixie Parking Lot, Highway 69S, Tuscaloosa -8:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 15, 2021 and Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Samantha Fire Department, 12995 Northside Road, Northport, Al - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 22, 2021 and Tuesday, March 23, 2021: Northport City Hall, 3500 McFarland, Northport Al. - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In the event your schedule will not permit you to attend one of the above listed Registration POP-Up Sites, you may schedule an appointment through the following:

  • DCH Regional Medical Center
  • Tuscaloosa County Health Departmen
  • Walmart and Sam's Club Stores
  • CVS Pharmacy (15th Street and McFarland location)
  • Veterans - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Eligibility must be verified prior to scheduling your vaccination; therefore, please check and verify before scheduling.

*According to Phase III data from Pfizer Biotech and Moderna

Source: Tuscaloosa County EMA information flye

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