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Alabama National Guard hold COVID clinic at Southside Baptist Church

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic was recently held for residents of Butler County on Tuesday.

The clinic, which marked the beginning of the third week of mobile clinics held in the state of Alabama since March 23, allowed Butler residents opportunity to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Held on King Street at Southside Baptist Church, the clinic saw nearly 150 of the 1,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available administered within the first hour of the clinics opening. And thanks to Governor Kay Ivey’s announcement that the Alabama Department of Public Health was extending eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include individuals age 16 and older, the clinic saw many young people among those waiting in line to get vaccinated.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Hobdy, commander of Bravo Team and overseer of the clinic, the Alabama National Guard are working very hard to ensure that they administer as many doses of the vaccine they can. “We are ready, willing, and capable of administering the vaccine to anyone interested in receiving it,” he explained. “We have information and data on hand regarding the vaccine for anyone who is still uneasy about getting vaccinated. We really want those men and women to be comfortable.”

As of April 1, nearly two million doses of the of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the state.