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Alabama Department of Public Health confirms vaccine dashboard is in development as Tennessee launches their version

On Friday, Tennessee launched its vaccine dashboard and pledged that it would be updated every Tuesday and Friday.

Posted: Dec 18, 2020 11:48 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2020 11:51 PM

With a week of COVID-19 vaccinations in the books so far, health departments in both Alabama and Tennessee are looking at how they can keep the public informed about the rollout of their allotted doses.

On Friday, Tennessee launched its vaccine dashboard and pledged that it would be updated every Tuesday and Friday.

A staff member at Athens Limestone Hospital receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccinations in north Alabama earlier this week. A staff member at Athens Limestone Hospital receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccinations in north Alabama earlier this week.

Its dashboard gives the total number of vaccines reported along with those reported in the last day. Recipients of the vaccine are broken down by age group, race, ethnicity and gender.

As for geographic data, a state map shows the percentage of each county’s population that has received the vaccine along with whether the vaccine was administered a Department of Health facility or through another provider, like a hospital or pharmacy.

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) said the state is in discussions right now about what Alabama’s dashboard will look like.

“Certainly, numbers of vaccine. Age demographics would be very useful as a part of that. Racial and ethnic background, I mean those are always some concerns that people have. Potentially, information about the general information related to the parts of the state that are being vaccinated, urban vs rural,” Dr. Landers said.

She said the state could make a determination about its vaccine dashboard “within the next couple of weeks, if not before.”

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offered Emergency Use Authorization for Moderna’s vaccine. Dr. Landers said they could potentially include information that shows the number of people vaccinated through Pfizer separately from Moderna at the onset.

“It is very likely that we could, at least initially, parse out some information related to product. But again, I think the overall message really should be the number of vaccine doses being given, rather than specific products,” Dr. Landers said.

As of Friday, Alabama administered 4,489 vaccines. The state was originally supposed to receive 48,750 doses next week, but they said that number was reduced to 29,250.

“We do not know why there was a decrease in the allocation, but we expect to find out at some point in the future,” Dr. Landers said.

WAAY 31 reached out to Pfizer to see why there was a reduction and a spokesperson said on Friday that those with Operation Warp Speed handle all issues related to vaccine allocation.

In a press release on Thursday, the company issued the following statement:

“Pfizer is not having any production issues with our COVID-19 vaccine, and no shipments containing the vaccine are on hold or delayed. This week, we successfully shipped all 2.9 million doses that we were asked to ship by the U.S. Government to the locations specified by them. We have millions more doses sitting in our warehouse but, as of now, we have not received any shipment instructions for additional doses.”

WAAY 31 also reached out to OWS, but did not hear back as of publication of this story.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 530744

Reported Deaths: 10978
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson764931522
Mobile40959804
Madison34735503
Tuscaloosa25749452
Montgomery24327589
Shelby23425249
Baldwin21123308
Lee15873171
Calhoun14496314
Morgan14288279
Etowah13826353
Marshall12213223
Houston10561281
Elmore10052205
Limestone9958151
Cullman9659193
St. Clair9652243
Lauderdale9420241
DeKalb8828186
Talladega8220176
Walker7231277
Autauga6918108
Jackson6809112
Blount6656137
Colbert6296134
Coffee5509119
Dale4830111
Russell440738
Chilton4284112
Franklin425682
Covington4118118
Tallapoosa4026152
Escambia393376
Chambers3560123
Dallas3547151
Clarke351061
Marion3116101
Pike310877
Lawrence300298
Winston274272
Bibb260564
Marengo249664
Geneva249477
Pickens234361
Barbour230757
Hale222877
Butler215969
Fayette212262
Henry188744
Cherokee184645
Randolph180141
Monroe177340
Washington167239
Macon158950
Clay156156
Crenshaw152257
Cleburne148941
Lamar142535
Lowndes138753
Wilcox127030
Bullock123041
Conecuh110329
Perry107526
Coosa107228
Sumter104432
Greene92334
Choctaw60624
Out of AL00
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 852841

Reported Deaths: 12255
CountyCasesDeaths
Shelby956561619
Davidson89355933
Knox50675635
Hamilton44280494
Rutherford43046434
Williamson28015217
Sumner24012349
Montgomery20255225
Wilson18804234
Out of TN1840797
Unassigned16998134
Sullivan16794294
Blount15490193
Bradley15032150
Washington14597245
Maury13499172
Sevier13391175
Putnam11396175
Madison11168242
Robertson9756131
Anderson8760172
Hamblen8610173
Greene7877155
Tipton7359103
Coffee6905121
Dickson6840110
Cumberland6734132
Carter6634158
Gibson6526146
McMinn650898
Bedford6506128
Roane6282105
Jefferson6211124
Loudon613069
Hawkins6077107
Lawrence593887
Monroe584095
Warren554881
Dyer5425106
Franklin515090
Fayette506877
Cheatham455355
Obion454196
Cocke450099
Lincoln435763
Rhea434875
Marshall419058
Campbell415463
Weakley412865
Giles3996100
Henderson378976
White364170
Macon361978
Carroll361683
Hardin357167
Hardeman352664
Lauderdale318944
Henry318576
Claiborne318273
Marion312347
Scott312345
Overton301161
Wayne296334
Hickman284046
McNairy282054
DeKalb279654
Smith277839
Haywood271162
Grainger262850
Morgan250139
Trousdale250122
Fentress241547
Johnson240739
Chester214351
Bledsoe214211
Polk207824
Unicoi203549
Crockett203248
Cannon192031
Union190734
Humphreys179927
Grundy179334
Lake170326
Sequatchie169829
Benton166540
Decatur158639
Lewis158126
Meigs139125
Stewart132528
Jackson132036
Clay110131
Houston109333
Perry106628
Moore101117
Van Buren84723
Pickett76024
Hancock58912

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