Wallace State COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to the public

Chandra Boozer, right, a Medical Assistant student at Wallace State Community College receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Nursing student Madison Pugh during the COVID-19 vaccination clinic held earlier this year at the college. The college will hold another clinic on Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the School of Nursing and Center for Science. The clinic is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of WSCC)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 in the School of Nursing and Center for Science. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered, with a follow-up date of Sept. 9 for the second dose. The event is free and open to the public.  

Anyone interested in getting the vaccine can register in advance at https://bit.ly/wsccvaccineclinic. Walk-in appointments are also available.  

The COVID-19 vaccine is a free vaccine. 

“Wallace State is excited to provide an opportunity to protect the community from this virus by offering vaccinations,” said Deborah “Pepper” Hoover, chair of the WSCC Department of Nursing Education. “The citizens of Alabama can make a difference in this pandemic by joining forces and showing that we can be champions in this fight.” 

To find other convenient COVID-19 vaccination locations, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/, text your ZIP to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233.  

Vaccines are making a difference in reducing the spread and severity of the disease, even protecting against the extremely contagious Delta variant.  In Alabama, there is recent news vaccine rates are rising, but time is of the essence as rates of infection rise and the state still has a long way to go.  Wallace State assisted in the vaccine effort by holding its first clinic in February.  This one, officials hope, will bolster a successful start to fall semester and provide a much-needed service to the community.