ADPH releases new webpage to check your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2021, file photo, vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are placed next to a loaded syringe in Throop, Pa. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, California’s state epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration, because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabamians now have a new tool that will allow them to see if and when they can take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Monday that it has a new online portal for residents to check their eligibility and find both drive-through and walk-in clinics for vaccines.

To use the portal, you simply enter your information, the county they want to schedule their vaccination in, and say whether they want to be notified about new vaccine availabilities via email.

The email will also inform citizens what product is available and what to expect.

Demand for the vaccine is still high, as the number of total eligible recipients will now reach close to 2 million under Phase 1c.

“As appointments may not be available immediately, the limitation of appointments is directly related to the amount of vaccine provided by the federal government,” the ADPH states. “If supply of vaccine products from the federal government increases, ADPH expects that access to appointments for priority groups will increase as well. Individuals are encouraged to visit drive-through and walk-in clinics, or other vaccine providers, if appointments are not currently available at a county health department location.”

You can find the portal by visiting https://www.alcovidvaccine.gov/

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