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More than 87,000 people have received the coronavirus vaccine in Alabama

The supply of vaccines is far less than the demand and the state's allotment of 271,000 vaccines also includes the second dose people will need to receive.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 8:04 PM
Updated: Jan 13, 2021 9:54 PM

More than 87,000 people have received the coronavirus vaccine in the state of Alabama.

That's less than 2% of the state population, and the supply of vaccines is far less than the demand.

A health care worker is vaccinated during the first phase of Alabama's COVID-19 vaccinations.

The state's allotment of 271,000 vaccines also includes the second dose people will need to receive. The vaccine allocation is not all in the state of Alabama, though. The Alabama Department of Public Health still has to order and pull more vaccines from it.

Dr. Karen Landers says what vaccines the state has, they will administer.

"The Alabama Department of Public Health, local health departments, will not be able to vaccinate every person that wants to be vaccinated because we simply do not have the staff to be able to do that," said Landers.

Landers says more products will need to be approved for emergency use authorization to meet the demands for the vaccine.

The state of Alabama is currently still vaccinating health care workers and first responders, and some counties are able to vaccinate people 75 years old and above.

About 32% of Alabama's vaccine allotment has been administered.

Huntsville City Mayor Tommy Battle's goal is to vaccinate up to 10,000 people everyday in Madison County. He said that just because we have the vaccine, does not mean we are ready to go back to where we were before the pandemic started.

With more than 400,000 people living in Madison County, it will take awhile before all of them get the vaccine, even if we get to the point where we can vaccinate 10,000 people a week, and hopefully, a day.

"It will be quite a while before we get back to where we are. My prediction is March, April, we start seeing a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. June time frame, anytime, May, June, July, August, we'll start looking at it in the rear-view mirror," said Battle.

Battle says that a lot of people out there have been impacted by the virus or know someone who has been.

The Alabama Department of Public Health's vaccine hotline is experiencing difficulties. There are no more appointments available at county health departments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but the Alabama Department of Public Health will take your contact information and add you to a waiting list.

Landers from ADPH recognizes that the hotline has not been able to meet the demands of all the calls coming in.

"First of all, our hotline is a contract system. It is not employees of the Alabama Department of Public Health. There were 100 lines initially for the hotline. There were 165 persons trained initially. We are certainly asking for that capacity to be doubled so we can address the volume of calls coming in," said Landers.

Landers says ADPH will work with local county health departments to make sure that people are able to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 439442

Reported Deaths: 6657
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson644371007
Mobile31435569
Madison28158217
Tuscaloosa21492275
Montgomery19873332
Shelby19248132
Baldwin17128189
Lee13137107
Morgan12594142
Etowah12070181
Calhoun11496206
Marshall10420123
Houston8988164
Limestone832081
Cullman8257124
Elmore8183110
DeKalb7871107
Lauderdale7847107
St. Clair7808130
Talladega6445112
Walker6028183
Jackson599145
Colbert548694
Blount546286
Autauga535862
Coffee460764
Dale409685
Franklin374150
Russell354215
Chilton344373
Covington338580
Escambia334544
Tallapoosa3143109
Dallas312996
Chambers303470
Clarke298036
Pike262431
Lawrence253355
Marion253161
Winston233342
Bibb222348
Geneva210247
Marengo208231
Pickens199531
Hale184944
Barbour180538
Fayette177829
Butler173160
Cherokee165131
Henry159525
Monroe152021
Randolph145536
Washington141727
Clay129746
Crenshaw123745
Macon121937
Cleburne121525
Lamar119922
Lowndes114836
Wilcox107922
Bullock103328
Perry99918
Conecuh97822
Sumter90527
Greene77923
Coosa63418
Choctaw51924
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 705876

Reported Deaths: 8819
CountyCasesDeaths
Shelby783871172
Davidson72746692
Knox39988439
Hamilton35697337
Rutherford34042295
Unassigned23786134
Williamson22041144
Sumner18744232
Out of TN1629183
Montgomery15092149
Wilson14797164
Sullivan12932220
Blount12321133
Washington12148204
Maury11264131
Bradley1116398
Sevier10787121
Putnam10170152
Madison9309183
Robertson788687
Hamblen7213117
Anderson6983114
Greene6749115
Tipton636869
Coffee576982
Gibson5739116
Dickson557082
Cumberland554476
Bedford543091
Roane532481
Lawrence522169
McMinn520374
Carter5191116
Warren510455
Loudon506351
Jefferson493378
Dyer485286
Monroe470363
Hawkins458672
Franklin422865
Fayette412651
Obion405882
Rhea390657
Lincoln387246
Marshall356538
Cocke355760
Cheatham348531
Weakley345148
Henderson337059
Campbell336440
Giles332476
Carroll317160
White316946
Hardeman314754
Hardin305450
Lauderdale298834
Macon293951
Wayne270124
Henry267858
Overton259546
McNairy247142
DeKalb247042
Haywood245047
Marion235332
Smith234830
Trousdale230715
Scott229732
Hickman228935
Claiborne227432
Fentress216734
Grainger216039
Johnson205034
Morgan194616
Crockett183138
Bledsoe178011
Chester178039
Unicoi170045
Cannon161420
Lake158421
Decatur148828
Polk148517
Union144725
Grundy143122
Sequatchie141119
Humphreys137217
Benton133835
Lewis130921
Meigs118216
Stewart111220
Jackson105923
Clay96526
Perry95925
Houston94824
Moore8349
Pickett69020
Van Buren6738
Hancock4187

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