It is the big question right now — when can I get the COVID vaccine? Supply remains very limited, but vaccinations are underway for healthcare workers, first responders, and people ages 75 and up. Huntsville Hospital is hiring temporary staff, and the Alabama Department of Public Health would also like to hear from you if you have a clerical or medical background and would like to help. Details are below.
Huntsville Hospital will open a Community Vaccination Clinic this week in the Jaycees Building in John Hunt Park, by appointment only. Here are signup forms for the waiting list, for people ages 75 and up:
Hospital staff will contact people on the waiting list to schedule appointments. There are upwards of 15,000 people who have signed up, and the hospital is working to call everyone to schedule appointments. They are trying to work through the list as quickly as possible.
Huntsville Hospital is hiring temporary staff to help with vaccine clinics and scheduling. If the link doesn’t show any current positions, please check back soon, to see more positions as they are added.
Alabama Department of Public Health
You can also call the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 1-855-566-5333 and be placed on a waiting list for the vaccine at your county’s health department. Supply is also very limited there too, though. People will be contacted as soon as more appointments are available.
If you’d like to help ADPH with their staffing needs, please email email@example.com – please share if you have a background in medical or clerical work, how much you would be available to work, and the county or counties in north Alabama where you would be available to help.
Please be patient, keep masking up, keep washing your hands and distancing from others not in your immediate household. We are still in the very early stages, and more vaccine is on the way.