Baldwin County is committed to the safety of our residents and visitors. As resources such as vaccine becomes available within in the area, we will continue to update resources and providers for your convenience. Please see the press releases
and documents below for additional information.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the lead agency for the COVID-19 vaccination initiative. The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (BCEMA) and the local jurisdictions are working together to coordinate support for the vaccine initiative. Due to the limited vaccine supply, ADPH has delineated a phased approach to vaccine distribution to the members of the community. The ADPH vaccination plan can be found here: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-plan.pdf
ADPH are currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 years or older, first responders, including law enforcement and firefighters, and other groups indicated in Phase 1a &1b with the addition of persons 65 and older. Additional details on the vaccine allocation plan can be found here: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf As vaccine availability permits and groups expand, we will continue to share information.
The vaccine administered by ADPH is Moderna. Individuals wishing to receive the vaccine must provide identification, complete necessary consent forms, have the vaccine administered and be observed by a medical professional for approximately 15 minutes before leaving the vaccination clinic. Residency of Alabama is NOT a requirement. Here is the latest press release by ADPH: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/news/2021/index.html
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in individuals aged 18 years and older and will be administered at the mass vaccination clinic. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 28 days apart. Clinical trial data shows the vaccine is about 94 percent effective after two doses. No serious safety concerns were found. Individuals receiving their first dose of the vaccine will be given a day/time to return for the second dose.
Individuals wishing to make an appointment for their first dose or second dose of Moderna may do so using the ADPH portal; https://www.alcovidvaccine.gov/ The Baldwin County Health Dept. Clinic is located at 23280 Gilbert Drive, Robertsdale, AL.
ADPH is the lead agency for this vaccine initiative. Please call ADPH at 1-800-270-7268 with any questions regarding these clinics.
In the arm where you got the shot:
Throughout the rest of your body:
These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They might feel like flu symptoms and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
Additional Resource Links:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control