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    Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are urged to be vaccinated for COVID-19

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges all pregnant women and all eligible adolescents ages 12 - 17 to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In...

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to prevent further spread

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared to the same time in 2020. Coupled with this increase in cases, ADPH notes that Alabama has at least 50...

    CDC issues guidance as transmission of contagious Delta COVID-19 variant surges, prevention measures outlined

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 900 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Alabama, the largest number since February, and too few Alabama residents are vaccinated. High vaccination coverage will reduce the spread of the virus and help prevent new variants from emerging.  State Health Officer Dr....

    Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to an investigation of reports of potentially dangerous blood...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due to risk of infection by COVID-19

      WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people;   WHEREAS the State Board of...

    ADPH announces Mental Health Awareness Week

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. That is why each year, during the first week of October, participants across...

    ADPH confirms state’s first death from vaping-associated illness

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed the state's first death from a vaping-associated injury. The deceased is an adult male in east Alabama. The death comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its investigation of...

    ADPH seeks input on maternal and child health care needs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is asking for input from Alabamians to assess the health needs of women of childbearing age, infants, children and youth in the state. One way the public can assist is by participating in anonymous...

    Getting married in Alabama? Changes you need to know

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Effective Aug. 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama will change. Under Alabama Act 2019-340, persons wanting to marry will no longer file an application for a marriage license with their county probate court, and the...

    ADPH issues advisory against consuming largemouth bass from most Alabama waters

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is advising that no largemouth bass be consumed from most bodies of water in Alabama due to mercury contamination. Specific to Cullman County, it advises against consuming largemouth bass from Lake Catoma, and any...