Winn-Dixie, BHM Airport, local pharmacies added to Bham COVID vaccine sites

COVID Vaccine site at BHM airport
Dr. Celeste’s team is providing the utmost care at Birmingham airport’s vaccine site. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

This week, Jefferson County is adding two Winn-Dixie locations, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and some local pharmacies to the growing list of COVID vaccine administration sites. Keep reading to learn where to get your closest COVID vaccine.

Are you eligible for the COVID vaccine?

Worker readies the COVID Vaccine
I hate getting shots, but the vaccine workers gave me the best medical care I have had. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

Before we dive into the story, it is important to know if you are eligible for the vaccine. In a briefing on Alabama’s vaccination process, Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said, “We are going to be able to expand eligibility [to all adults] well before May 1.”

Until eligibility is fully expanded, here is the list of those eligible for the vaccine now as of Monday, March 22:

  • Critical workers
  • Persons age 55 and older
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • People age 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions

For in depth details on eligibility, see the ADPH’s full qualifications here. Call Jefferson County Department of Health’s vaccination hotline Monday-Saturday 8AM-8PM at (205) 858-2221 if you have more questions.

There is no cost to get the vaccine, regardless of your insurance status.

Currently, 1,564,146 Alabama residents have received the vaccine and 216,326 received the vaccine in Jefferson County. Join those numbers by signing up for your vaccine today. Here’s how.

Two Winn-Dixies in Jefferson County will administer the vaccine

Winn Dixie store front
Only two locations in Jefferson County are offering COVID vaccines. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Winn-Dixie announced Friday, March 26 that some Alabama stores will soon offer the COVID-19 vaccine. They join other grocery store chains, like Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS and Walgreens, that are offering immunization.

Winn-Dixie’s pharmacy will offer the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (or Janssen) vaccine. Appointments can be made online starting Saturday, March 27 and vaccines will begin Wednesday, March 31. You can only get the vaccine by appointment and you can save time by downloading their consent form online.

These two Winn-Dixie stores will offer the COVID vaccine to the Jefferson County area.

Winn-Dixie Store #435

  • Location: 4476 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Pharmacy hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM | Saturday 9AM-5PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Contact: Website | Call Pharmacy | Call Store

Winn-Dixie Store #500

  • Location: 4701 Center Point Rd, Pinson, AL 35126
  • Pharmacy hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM | Saturday 9AM-5PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Contact: Website | Call Pharmacy | Call Store

The BHM Airport is now a COVID vaccine site

COVID vaccine administration at BHM airport
You don’t even have to leave the car for your vaccine. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

Thousands of Jefferson County residents will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29 at the new vaccination site at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), according to a news release by the Birmingham Airport Authority.

The vaccination site is a collaborative effort by the Jefferson County Department of Health, Doctor Celeste MD, Bruno Event Team, the City of Birmingham, Birmingham Airport Authority and Kaiser Aircraft Industries. It will allow for administering up to 4,500 COVID-19 vaccinations each week over the next sixty days to eligible Jefferson County residents.

Drive-thru lines about BHM airport
The drive through lines move as quick as Chick-Fil-A’s line. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

This site is by appointment only and appointments are first offered to eligible individuals who pre-registered through the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. People who are eligible and already registered with the Jefferson County Vaccine Call Center are being prioritized for appointments at the Birmingham Airport site.

Board-certified, family medicine physician Dr. Celeste Reese-Willis and her medical team are administering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

We are delighted to be a part of the team helping to provide vaccines to Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. It is an honor and a privilege to serve the community in a time such as this during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Celeste Reese-Willis, CEO of Doctor Celeste MD
  • Location: 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
  • Hours: Monday–Thursday 9AM-5PM | Friday 10AM-3PM

Checkout these local pharmacies offering the COVID vaccine

If you love supporting local like we do, checkout these five local pharmacies offering the vaccine location.

Bham Now has tons of guides to get you around the Birmingham metro area, including one on local pharmacies and pharmacies with curbside pick up or delivery.

1. Harbin’s Discount Pharmacy

Harbin’s Discount Pharmacy is a local pharmacy that serves Birmingham since 1928. Their downtown location is the only one offering the vaccine. Call to inquire about their COVID vaccine and set up an appointment.

  • Location: 521 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM | Saturday 7:30AM-2PM
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

2. Payless Drugs

Worker filling out vaccine card at the Birmingham airport
It is important to keep up with your vaccine card and to not post it online, too. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

Payless Drugs is a family owned business that started in 1974. They grew to serve the Greater Birmingham area with several different locations, but only the Birmingham location has the vaccine.

  • Location: 2512 31st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35207
  • Hours: Monday–Friday 8AM–7PM | Saturday 9AM–3PM
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

3. Lakeshore Pharmacy

Lakeshore Pharmacy provides quality care handling your medicines and unique finds for gifts. Check their website for vaccine updates.

  • Location: One W Lakeshore Dr, Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-7PM | Friday 9AM-6:PM | Saturday 9AM-2PM 
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

4. Village Pharmacy

Local shopper picks out purse at Village Pharmacy
People love shopping local at Village Pharmacy. Photo via Village Pharmacy’s Facebook

Village Pharmacy team has over thirty-five years of pharmacy experience. If you are in the Gardendale area, you do not have to go far to get your vaccine.

  • Location: 716 Skelton Ave, Gardendale, AL 35071
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:30 PM | Saturday 8AM-2PM
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

5. Ranger Care

Ranger Care seeks to provide Birmingham, its surrounding areas and the underserved population with quality care for their health and wellness. This clinic is ensuring that the Ensley area has access to a COVID vaccine site.

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