More places offering COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Birmingham area

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

The number of places and opportunities to get a COVID-19 shot are growing dramatically in Birmingham. Here is a rundown of newly announced locations offering vaccines we learned about just this week.

Walmart Supercenter at Parkway East Walk-In 

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

Not interested in scheduling a COVID-19 appointment? Walk-ins are welcome on Saturday, April 17 at the Birmingham Supercenter located at 9248 Parkway East from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Moderna vaccine will used during the event. Customers 18 and older can still schedule their appointment at http://www.walmart.com/covidvaccine if they wish. Please bring your insurance call too.

Crossplex 

Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, and Jefferson County Department of Health announced this week that the community is  partnering with MedsPLUS Consulting and Comprehensive Pediatrics & Internal Medicine to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the Birmingham Crossplex. The group is administering 1000 vaccines weekly every MONDAY AND TUESDAY from April 12, 2021, until April 27, 2021. They are encouraging all interested residents to guarantee their appointment by using this link https://medspluscovidvaccineclinics.timetap.com/#/ to schedule a time.

UAB Vaccination Sites (Including no appointment needed at Parker High)

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

UAB has made scheduling vaccinations easy, Here is the 4-1-1 about the sites and how to do it. From UAB News:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine are offering Alabamians the opportunity to schedule their vaccine appointment at three locations in Jefferson County — AOH Cathedral of the Cross in Center Point, UAB Hospital-Highlands in Birmingham and the Hoover Met.  

Anyone age 16 or older who has not received the vaccine can register now at www.uabmedicinevaccine.org and find an appointment date, time and location at any of these three locations that is convenient and schedule an appointment. Many self-scheduled appointments can be made for the next day, and some self-scheduled same-day appointments also may be available at AOH Cathedral of the Cross, UAB Hospital-Highlands and the Hoover Met. Moving forward, the Parker High School location will be open for unscheduled vaccinations.

Bessemer Vaccination Site at Watermark Place

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Screenshot from Facebook of a post by Anne-Laura Cook. With permission from Anne-Laura Cook

According to WBRC: The White House announced it will partner with the State of Alabama to build a new major Community Vaccination Center (CVC) in Bessemer. The Type III CVC will be at the Watermark Place in Bessemer. The site will be capable of administering approximately 1,000 shots a day (7,000 doses per week), and will operate seven days per week for an eight-week period.

The site is expected to be up and running by Wednesday, April 21.

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