First mass vaccination clinic planned for Coffee County

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County will be helping with the first mass vaccination clinic in the county, beginning Thursday and running through Monday, March 1.

“Well we’re always happy to get these kind of things into our county, and every county around the state is starting to be able to do these things,” Coffee County EMA Director James Brown said.

Brown has been a huge advocate for not only the COVID-19 vaccine but for continuing CDC guidelines by wearing masks, washing hands, and steering clear of large gatherings.

Even though there has been a decrease in COVID-19 positive cases, Brown was excited to take part in this vaccination clinic.

“This is actually through the federal program, the federal pharmacy program; President Biden said that he was going to provide them directly to pharmacies,” Brown said. “Walmart was the chosen pharmacy for Alabama. The state is still getting their own allocation that they deliver to providers and to sites like this. We’re hoping that we get more and more of this, and as more is produced, we get more in the state and more in arms.”

Walmart will be administering the Pfizer vaccine to patients in the drive-through clinic, even with the difficulties that have come with housing those doses.

Brown did speak about hoping Coffee County educators will take the opportunity to receive their first doses.

“Of course we want teachers to get it as soon as we can because it’s important to keep our teachers in school and keep our students in school,” Brown said. “But at this one, I sent it out to all the superintendents to let them know that you can apply for this, here’s how you do it. Sign up and get as many teachers in there as we can.”

The clinic opens at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, and to make an appointment, visit Walmart’s website.

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