Parker High School opens as Birmingham’s newest mass vaccination site

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Parker High School employees got vaccinated in preparation for opening as a mass vaccination site. Photo via UAB News

A.H. Parker High School is officially Birmingham’s newest community vaccination site. This is the third mass vaccination site in the city and is open for appointments only. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting development.

New vaccination site announced

A.H. Parker High School. Photo via Change.org

On Thursday, February 11, A.H. Parker High School located in the Smithfield community, opened as the city’s newest vaccine site in collaboration with UAB, City of Birmingham, Birmingham City Schools and Jefferson County.

Now, the Magic City’s three mass vaccination sites include:

  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Parking Deck
  • Hoover Met
  • A.H. Parker High School

“Shots in arms — distributing this vaccine — that’s the way out of this COVID-19 pandemic, and we are excited to be in the heart of a downtown Birmingham neighborhood to help administer the vaccine. We have been working as quickly as we can with our community partners in Birmingham and Hoover to stand these three community sites up, and we are eager to get these vaccines going at Parker.”

Sarah Nafziger, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Support Services UAB

Don’t forget to make an appointment first

Kierstin Kennedy, M.D., is UAB’s Chief of Hospital Medicine giving a vaccine shot. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Since February 8, the state of Alabama have been giving COVID-19 vaccines to residents 65 and older. The current phase also includes a wider array of frontline workers, including:

  • First Responders
  • Corrections Officers
  • Food and Agriculture Workers
  • US Postal Service Workers
  • Manufacturing Workers
  • Grocery Store Workers
  • Public Transit Workers
  • People who work in the education sector
  • Childcare Workers
  • Judiciary Circuit Judges, District Judges and District Attorneys

If you’re interested in getting your vaccine, make sure to make your appointment first. All three mass vaccination sites in Birmingham require you to sign up at uabmedicinevaccine.org if you’re in an eligible group determined by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

After signing up, UAB will follow up with you once an appointment time is available.

Check out our latest on how to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Jefferson County.

Volunteers + temporary workers are needed

Interested in lending a helping hand? UAB is hiring temporary workers for COVID-19 vaccine locations on campus and at UAB Highlands, Parker High School and the Hoover Met.

You can send in your application today on UAB Medicine’s website.

There are also non-clinical positions at Parker High School and non-clinical positions at the Hoover Met available.

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