State health officer, Doctor Scott Harris said it doesn’t matter which one, just get one. He said there is not enough vaccine to go around to be picky but wanted to reassure each vaccine offers some level of protection.
U.S. regulators are allowing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one of the two vaccines authorized for emergency use in the country.
As hundreds of Alabamians move through vaccine clinics sets up across the state, health officials are still worried about those who won’t take advantage of the available supply. Many African Americans living in Alabama are saying they don’t want the shot.
The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.
Due to the recent progress, DeSantis reiterated what he told reporters on Tuesday, Florida will now be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to law enforcement personnel, classroom teachers and firefighters.
Over 500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Over 9,600 of those are Alabamians. Those numbers aren’t just numbers to the families. They represent mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, daughters and other relatives.
The Alabama Department of Public Health says the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will be expanding. This means new COVID-19 vaccine sites will be coming to additional Walmart locations throughout the state.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than one percent of its population.