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    Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children 5-11 now authorized, recommendations updated

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children ages 5 - 11 are now authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months...

    Second COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for individuals ages 50 and older...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Protection offered by COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time, and the Alabama Department of Public Health cautions that even in times of...

    CDC revises optimal interval for some individuals to receive second COVID-19...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After a thorough evaluation of the latest safety and effectiveness data and evidence from hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines safely...

    Eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots expanded to include for those 18...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's...

    Children 5-11 now eligible for reduced dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age in...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall challenges Biden’s private-employer vaccine mandate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a legal challenge Friday to block President Biden’s private-employer vaccine mandate. The petition for review was...

    Governor Ivey issues Executive Order to fight overreaching Covid-19 vaccine mandates

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 724 to fight the overreaching covid-19 vaccine mandates from the federal government. In...

    COVID-19 booster shot eligibility expands to additional individuals and vaccines

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to follow the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and...

    Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is now authorized for...

    Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public...

    ‘He loved his community and wanted to do his part to...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - When Ray DeMonia suffered a cardiac event on August 23, 2021, he was in desperate need of a cardiac ICU bed....

    As first COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved, get vaccinated for COVID-19...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Too few Alabamians realize the seriousness of infection with COVID-19 and have not made the decision to be vaccinated or have...

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared...

    Wallace State COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to the public

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    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...

    “Don’t Wait”

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional Medical Center is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as the community, state and nation experience a new...

    Cullman High School to host vaccine clinic Aug. 5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools and Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be partnering to host a mobile vaccination clinic at Cullman High...

    Wallace State offers vaccine incentive to students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.--Wallace State Community College is adopting a number of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to promote a successful fall semester....

    Cullman City Schools strongly encouraging masks, vaccinations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With COVID-19 cases increasing in the State of Alabama and Cullman County, Cullman City Schools is strongly encouraging students to wear...

    TikTok contest promotes COVID-19 vaccinations before school starts

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    (Photo from ADPH)  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can protect you, your family and community, and help end the pandemic. To promote vaccination,...

    Cullman Regional Mobile Medical Center to administer vaccines at Cullman County...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional will begin taking its Mobile Medical Center to the Cullman County Courthouse to administer free COVID-19 vaccines to the...

    Governor Ivey Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility to be Expanded in Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals ages 12 and older, effective immediately. On...

    Cullman Regional relocates COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Urgent Care Center on...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines is starting to decrease, Cullman Regional is relocating its vaccine clinic to the Cullman Regional...

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

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state...

    Cullman Regional Launches Online Appointment Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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    Cullman, AL – Cullman Regional recently launched an online scheduling tool to allow community members to self-schedule themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients can...

    Poll of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy finds Alabamians take COVID-19 seriously, but...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A poll to better understand  the reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccine among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Tribal Nations was conducted...

    Ivey announces locations for National Guard mobile vaccination clinics

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey Thursday announced the locations for the Alabama National Guard’s (ALNG’s) mobile vaccination clinics across 24 rural counties. As...

    ADPH expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people 55+, those with...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday that starting March 22, ADPH will extend eligibility...

    ‘I think we are going in the right direction’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order until April 9, with a few changes for...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: March 5

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    Friday, March 5, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 391,369...

    Ivey extends mask mandate until April 9

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order, including the mask mandate, until Friday, April 9...

    Lt. Gov. Ainsworth calls on Ivey to lift mask mandate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s Safer at Home Order, including the controversial mask mandate, is set to expire this Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m....

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: March 1

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    Monday, March 1, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,933...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 28

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    Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,525...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 27

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    Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 386,036...

    South Cullman Wal-Mart begins administering COVID-19 vaccines

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Wal-Mart on Olive Street began administering COVID-19 vaccines Friday. Vaccinations are given by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, go...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 25

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    Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 384,640...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 24

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    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 383,882...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 19; statewide hospitalizations dip below 1,000

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    Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub (https://bit.ly/3iVJwXK) Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 380,594...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 17

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    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 378,785 (+416...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 16

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    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 378,369 (+566...

    ADPH: Cullman Co. Health Dept., others closed Tuesday; vaccine appointments rescheduled

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Monday evening announced that county health departments in the Northern, West Central and...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 11

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    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 374,746 (+1,145...

    ‘You’ve got to be thankful’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It has been almost a full year since former three-term (1987-2005) Cullman County District Attorney Len Brooks and his wife, June...

    Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Cullman County? And where?

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    Updated 2-10-21 2:21 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, and many readers have asked who is eligible and where vaccines are available...

    Walmart announces list of stores where eligible Alabamians can get COVID-19...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Feb. 12, 2021, according...

    As vaccine rollout continues, locals talk 2nd dose

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Frontline health care workers and nursing home residents were among the first group (Phase 1a) eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine....

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 8

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    Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 371,771 (+715...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Feb. 5

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    Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 368,853 (+1,080...

    WSCC Health Science students hold in-house COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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    Updated 2-5-21 at 3:31 p.m. HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  There were smiles all around Friday morning on the campus of Wallace State Community College (WSCC) as...

    BBB Tip: Don’t share your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media

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    Got your COVID-19 vaccine? Great job! But don’t share a photo of your vaccination card on social media. The self-identifying information on it makes...

    ADPH launches COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Check and Scheduling Portal

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched an online portal for individuals to check their eligibility for vaccination and...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Jan. 29

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    Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 COVID-19 update from the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard Hub Case details Total confirmed cases in AL: 359,355 (+1,884...

    ADPH expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include persons 65+, teachers,...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting Feb. 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for...

    COVID-19 case, vaccine update: Jan. 28

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Cullman County added 37 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last...

    ADPH issues COVID-19 update

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The following update was issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Monday: Getting COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Alabamians...

    Vaccination questions answered by UAB medical professionals

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Many people still have questions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 as the vaccine is becoming available to the broader community. Medical professionals...

    Ivey extends mask mandate to March 5; Harris gives vaccine rollout...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order, including the statewide mask mandate, through March 5 at...

    ADPH gives COVID-19 vaccine update

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - For the past four weeks, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has been distributing its full federal allotment of 50,000...

    ADPH responds to 4 senators’ letter about COVID-19 vaccine distribution concerns

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  Four Alabama senators on Tuesday released a letter about the Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH’s) handling of COVID-19 vaccine distribution...

    Site map added to ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

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    A newly created map is available on the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.  The map depicts sites other than...

    ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine update

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports there have been 417,528 cases and 6,030 deaths due to COVID-19 in Alabama...

    ADPH: Vaccine appointments full, waiting list begins

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Wednesday said there are no more appointments available at county health departments for...

    ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine remains limited, continued patience is urged as demand...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) knows that many Alabamians are ready to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and appreciates the...

    Cullman Regional establishes waiting list for Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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    Updated 1-13-21 1:41 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional has established a waiting list for any community members interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The...

    ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine available to those 75+, first responders Jan. 18

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    Updated 1-8-21 4:21 p.m. The ADPH said late Friday afternoon: “Please do not call your local hospital directly to set up appointments to be scheduled...

    ADPH launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard; Moderna vaccine arrives

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched a new COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard to make it easier for the...

    County’s volunteer EMS providers to begin receiving Moderna vaccine today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Licensed emergency medical services (EMS) providers within Cullman County’s volunteer fire departments will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna today....

    Alabama nursing homes beginning COVID-19 vaccinations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Alabama nursing homes were set to begin vaccine clinics Monday as part of the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care...

    ‘We could have this thing ended by the spring’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Dr. Scott Warner, a pulmonologist who practices at Chest Medicine of Cullman and who has advised community leaders on the COVID-19...

    Cullman Regional selected as 1st round COVID-19 vaccination site for Alabama

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Regional on Friday announced it is one of 13 health systems in the state of Alabama selected to provide vaccinations...

    ADPH announces COVID-19 vaccine plan

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is being made available to the...