The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the lead agency for the COVID-19 mass vaccination initiative. The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (BCEMA) and the City of Daphne is 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
On January 19, ADPH will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 years or older, first responders, including law enforcement and firefighters, in Baldwin County. ADPH is working to expand access to other groups within 1b. Additional details on the vaccine allocation plan can be found here: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf
The vaccine that will be administered during the Baldwin County mass vaccination site will be Moderna. Individuals wishing to receive the vaccine will provide identification, complete necessary consent forms, have the vaccine administered and will be observed by a medical professional for approximately 15 minutes before leaving the vaccination clinic. For individuals who may have functional access needs or ambulatory challenges, accommodations will be made. Drive thru options will be available at the Daphne Civic Center. Residency of Alabama is NOT a requirement. This clinic will operate on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are needed. There is no fee for the vaccine. Facemasks and social distancing measures will be required while on site. It is anticipated that clinics will be conducted in the coming months with additional groups added as more vaccine is made available.
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.
Side effects and safety information
Most common side effects
In the arm where you got the shot: Pain, Swelling and Redness
Throughout the rest of your body: Chills, Tiredness and Headache
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.
The mass vaccination clinic will be held at the Daphne Civic Center, 2603 US-98, Daphne, AL 36526. The dates and times for the next two weeks are listed in the chart below. Additional information on clinic dates for February and March will be forthcoming. Please DO NOT contact the City of Daphne or the Daphne Civic Center for details regarding this clinic.
*A note for those who received their first dose of vaccine through the Robertsdale Health Department: An allotment of vaccine has been set aside for second doses. This will be kept separate from the vaccine that will be distributed to those coming through receiving their first dose. This will be to ensure that those who received their first dose of vaccine will receive their second dose within the required time frame.*
Alabama Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control
Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency