Pfizer booster shot is available for eligible Alabama residents

By Alabama News

On Wednesday, October 6th, William D. Smothers, publisher, and founder, Speakin’ Out News, was administered the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot by Huntsville Hospital staff at the John Hunt Park location. In response, Mr. Smothers stated, “I follow the medical experts and scientists. I wanted this COVID-19 booster shot today to protect myself, my family, friends, colleagues, and my community. I encourage everyone to get yours.”

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Sept. 24 that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is available for eligible Alabama residents.

Residents must have received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and are at least six months past completion of the primary series, according to a news release from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

The CDC recommends the booster shot for:

  • Individuals 65 years of age and older should receive a booster shot
  • Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot
  • People aged 50-64 with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot

Mobile County Health Department offers monoclonal antibody for COVID-19 patients 

The CDC says that residents who meet these criteria, may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks:

  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
  • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
  • The CDC has not approved booster doses for residents who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 
  • To find a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near you, text your zip code to 438829 or visit here.