ADPH explains why Alabama is last for coronavirus vaccine rollout in the nation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Alabama dead last in the nation for our COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 6:37 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Alabama dead last in the nation for our COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

A representative with the Alabama Department of Public Health says though we are not far behind several other states.

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health says there are multiple factors impacting our vaccine rollout.

The state originally started with a lower allocation of vaccines.

Alabama also did not have enough providers and staff to give out our limited supply of them so, the state started at a lower point than many other states.

Currently, people are still struggling though to get the vaccine even though they want it because of transportation issues or other challenges.

"If you look at our ranking it is 50th, but if you look at the percentages separating us it's actually tenths of percents. Very, very, very small," said Landers.

Now Landers says we are not in a race against other states but in a race within our own state to vaccinate Alabamians.

Now the new CDC Director warned of a fourth surge of COVID-19, but a representative with the Alabama Department of Public Health says its our choice whether or not that happens.

Right now COVID-19 cases in Madison County are the lowest they have been since June.

There hasn't been a surge in cases since the holidays, but that doesn't mean there couldn't be another one.

Landers says Alabamians have a choice right now to stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting a vaccine when you become eligible.

Landers also stressed that we all have to keep up with preventative measures.

"My medical advice is get your vaccine and wear your mask and carry out your other mitigation standards so, we will not experience that additional wave of COVID," said Landers.

Now the mask mandate for Alabama ends April 9, but Landers suggests that you continue to take advice from health care professionals and protect yourself.

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Cases: 522131

Reported Deaths: 10790
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Mobile39111799
Madison34084500
Tuscaloosa25396444
Montgomery24037573
Shelby23210242
Baldwin20714302
Lee15614166
Calhoun14350311
Morgan14164273
Etowah13696348
Marshall12007220
Houston10408279
Elmore10018203
Limestone9858148
Cullman9507191
St. Clair9478236
Lauderdale9271233
DeKalb8760183
Talladega8122173
Walker7146276
Autauga6760106
Jackson6760110
Blount6529133
Colbert6234132
Coffee5431113
Dale4779111
Russell430939
Franklin420982
Chilton4114110
Covington4068115
Tallapoosa3915148
Escambia390374
Dallas3525150
Chambers3516122
Clarke347260
Marion3072100
Pike306576
Lawrence296295
Winston273272
Bibb256361
Marengo248461
Geneva246275
Pickens233259
Barbour227155
Hale218675
Butler213168
Fayette209460
Henry188144
Cherokee182744
Randolph177241
Monroe172740
Washington165338
Macon156148
Clay150155
Crenshaw149557
Cleburne146741
Lamar139734
Lowndes137353
Wilcox124727
Bullock121940
Conecuh109528
Perry107626
Sumter103232
Coosa99428
Greene91434
Choctaw58824
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Cases: 830484

Reported Deaths: 12049
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Davidson87309923
Knox49411623
Hamilton43254481
Rutherford41816420
Williamson27237214
Sumner23155339
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Wilson17979224
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Weakley401962
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Macon357376
Carroll357182
White353968
Hardin349166
Hardeman345863
Lauderdale314244
Henry311875
Marion308346
Claiborne305573
Scott305145
Overton296360
Wayne294234
Hickman279645
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Smith273938
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