While trying to address the needs of Alabamians in the currently identified groups, ADPH is working to improve COVID-19 vaccine scheduling capabilities by creating an online registration portal in addition to its toll-free hotline. ADPH asks the public not to call this... 1/3
....appointment line to schedule a vaccine UNLESS they are in an eligible group – healthcare workers, people age 75 & older, law enforcement officers or firefighters. You cannot schedule appointments by calling hospitals directly and are urged not to tie up phone lines. 2/3
Healthcare workers, people age 75 and older, law enforcement officers or firefighters in Jefferson County seeking vaccination should contact the Jefferson Co. Unified Command (JCUC) COVID-19 Call Center at 205-858-2221. Read our full news release at go.usa.gov/xAUFU. 3/3

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9 Jan
THREAD: The #COVID19Vaccine Scheduling Hotline continues to receive a massive call volume, receiving over 1.1 million calls in the first day of being open to the public. *Please do not call the appointment line if you do not qualify to schedule a vaccine at this time.* 1/6 Graphic reads: COVID-19 VACCINE, Alabama Public Health
Due to the overwhelming amount of calls, our target population cannot get through to schedule their appointments. Vaccination appointments are currently only available for healthcare workers, people 75 years and older, and first responders (law enforcement & firefighters). 2/6
The demand for vaccine continues to exceed supply in Alabama, with more than 300,000 healthcare workers and nearly 350,000 people that qualify for a vaccine at 75 years old and older. 3/6
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8 Jan
THREAD: Please do not call your local hospital directly to set up appointments to be scheduled to receive your #COVID19Vaccine. We have learned that hospital switchboards are being overwhelmed with phone calls, which is creating an obstacle to patient care. 1/4 Graphic reads COVID-19 VACC...
Hospitals throughout Alabama are overwhelmed in providing care to both COVID-19 patients as well as responding to all other medical needs of our citizens. 2/4
While hospitals in a few areas of the state have begun vaccinating those 75 years of age and older, most are still working to make sure their frontline workers are vaccinated. 3/4
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7 Jan
THREAD: @ALPublicHealth and the Alabama Medicaid Agency are receiving reports of citizens being contacted at their homes for the purpose of being offered #COVID19 vaccinations at home. 1/4 Graphic reads: "BEWARE...
In addition, individuals claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting recipients by phone or in person and offering free COVID-19 testing. 2/4
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie McGee Azar and @AGSteveMarshall warn that this is a scam and anyone who is contacted about an offer for free in-home COVID-19 testing or vaccinations should immediately end the contact. 3/4
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16 Dec 20
THREAD: Rumors & misinformation can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Pictured is an example of a rumor or misinformation we have seen recently. There are multiple posts on social media reporting a death in Alabama of a recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine... 1/6 Graphic shows a Facebook post that contains misinformation a
....on December 15. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has reached out to all hospitals in the state which administered the COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed there have been no deaths of vaccine recipients. The posts are untrue. 2/6
Safety standards and post vaccine monitoring procedures are in place to ensure the health and well-being of vaccine recipients. Hospitals continue to work diligently to protect the health and well being of frontline healthcare workers in their fight against this deadly virus. 3/6
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13 Nov 20
THREAD: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports that COVID-19 cases are increasing in the state, as indicated by case numbers reported today. These numbers do not reflect a backlog of data and include both confirmed and probable cases. 1/8 Graphic reading "Coronavirus (COVID-19)"
Preliminary analysis indicates that a large number of these cases are from social gatherings of more than 10 persons, including attendance at such events as fall or Halloween parties, sporting events, work-related meetings, and church-sponsored activities. 2/8
Other contributors to these numbers are cases in the preschool, school, and college-age population, as well as some cases in healthcare workers, congregate settings, long-term care, and travel. 3/8
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1 Sep 20
THREAD: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) receives laboratory reports for notifiable diseases through its electronic system. During the #COVID19 pandemic, PCR, and now antigen tests, have been the diagnostic tests used to detect SARS-CoV-2. 1/8
Only PCR and antigen tests are considered for case reporting and investigation by ADPH. Our Confirmed and Probable Cases provided on our Data Dashboard do not include antibody tests for COVID-19. Some providers have ordered and continue to order antibody tests for COVID-19. 2/8
Antibody testing is not a diagnostic tool for SARS-CoV-2 but may be useful in surveillance, in persons with late or unusual presentations of COVID-19, or in patients with late complications of COVID-19 such as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). 3/8
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