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The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Jefferson County Department of Health are encouraging residents who live and work in Jefferson county to self-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at their website this week.
NOTE: The COVID Call Center, which has received over 7,000 calls since the beginning of January, is closed from Monday, January 18 (MLK Holiday) to Wednesday, January 20. The hotline will reopen on Thursday morning.
How to Register for a Vaccine
- The easiest way is by visiting Jeffcoema.org and log-on to the newly released vaccine info registration webpage. Click the Green Button.
- If you do not have access to the internet or feel more comfortable talking to someone, call Jefferson County’s COVID-19 hotline at 205.858.2221. The staff takes calls Monday through Friday from 8AM-5PM, except for this week.
74,000+ Doses Requested
According to the Jefferson County EMA, the COVID Call Center has taken 7,080 calls since it was launched in early January. As of January 15th, 29,667 individuals or groups have self-registered. A total of 74,084 doses of vaccine have been requested.
The EMA noted that the percentage of people using the self-registration function on the website is rising while the number of people placing calls into the Call Center is declining.
Why is it Important to Register?
When Jefferson County residents register, the data is sent to the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH). According to the EMA, the form is used to inform the JCDH of a person’s intent to take the vaccine once it becomes available for you based on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s allocation plan.
Once submitted, they will review the information and determine which phase of the vaccine distribution is most appropriate for your situation. If they determine you are eligible for the vaccine, they will provide additional information on how to schedule a vaccination appointment.
Bottom line: Visit JeffcoEMA.org this week if you haven’t done so. If you need to make a call, the call center will reopen this week on Thursday.