STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Lauderdale County to start mobile mass coronavirus vaccination clinics

The first clinic starts Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 5, 2021 4:51 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2021 5:57 PM

Lauderdale County Emergency Management will start to give out coronavirus vaccines this week with the help of two mobile vaccination units at their drive-thru clinics.

Cornerstone Church of Christ is one of the vaccine locations. It's off of Highway 20 in Florence and will be a drive-thru clinic. The other clinic will be this Friday at Joe Wheeler State Park. Each of the trailers will hold 300 doses of vaccine.

"You don't have to worry with making appointments, you do not have to worry about getting out at a doctor's facility or things like that. You will not have to leave your car. You just drive through. Get your shot. Stay in your car and then you will be free to leave," said project manager, Mike Melton.

Melton came out of retirement to head this project up for Lauderdale County. He said the trailers have space for nurses to do paperwork and store vaccines.

"They've been customized with WiFi and they have freezers that will allow us to keep them in the temperature range after they've thawed out to be able to use, so that's what we will be using there will be no medications left on the trailers overnight," said Melton.

Any leftover doses will go back with nurses from the North Alabama Medical Center that will be administering the shots. Lauderdale County EMA Director George Grabryan said this wouldn't be possible without partnerships.

"This effort was simply a vision of the Lauderdale County Commission. We met with NACLOG for the potential of a grant. The problem with that grant was the time to wait. With the issue we are in with this pandemic and getting the vaccines out, time is of the essence," said Grabryan.

The Lauderdale County Commission funded $150,000 to outfit the trailers and get the project going to help serve the rural communities in the east and west ends of the county.

"At the end of the day, the thing we look at is what does it take to bring this out to the people? This certainly gives us capability at the east and west ends of the county in centralized locations that are easily accessible locations," said Grabryan.

Officials said the only reasons why these vaccination clinics would be shutdown is because of bad weather or if they run out of vaccines.

The clinics will be at Cornerstone Church of Christ Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Joe Wheeler one will just be this Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of this will restart next week.

Huntsville/Redstone
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 70°
Muscle Shoals
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 75°
Huntsville/Madison
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 71°
Decatur
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 73°
Fort Payne
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 73°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518899

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson753641487
Mobile37763798
Madison33859494
Tuscaloosa25266443
Montgomery23962565
Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14284311
Morgan14139268
Etowah13662345
Marshall11957219
Houston10380278
Elmore9993200
Limestone9811147
Cullman9470188
St. Clair9426234
Lauderdale9215227
DeKalb8746181
Talladega8058171
Walker7087275
Jackson6754110
Autauga6723103
Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
Coffee5399112
Dale4767110
Russell428838
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia387674
Dallas3527149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256258
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224755
Hale218775
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
Out of AL00
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 822085

Reported Deaths: 12001
CountyCasesDeaths
Shelby914971575
Davidson86563918
Knox48960619
Hamilton42811480
Rutherford41428415
Williamson26942213
Sumner22909338
Montgomery18780223
Out of TN17852101
Wilson17747223
Unassigned16441132
Sullivan15781283
Blount14839194
Bradley14284147
Washington13850240
Sevier12986174
Maury12901166
Putnam11072173
Madison10628240
Robertson9486127
Anderson8539171
Hamblen8409169
Greene7645151
Tipton7171104
Coffee6782121
Dickson6643108
Cumberland6461127
Gibson6355144
Bedford6350126
Carter6332156
McMinn625595
Roane6124101
Jefferson6008121
Loudon595869
Lawrence573186
Hawkins5682105
Monroe564395
Warren549481
Dyer5340104
Franklin504987
Fayette484578
Obion447196
Cocke439598
Cheatham436551
Rhea428075
Lincoln427963
Marshall407358
Campbell405462
Weakley398761
Giles391298
Henderson368375
Carroll355582
Macon354375
White351468
Hardin346166
Hardeman345063
Lauderdale312744
Henry309775
Marion307246
Scott303145
Claiborne302373
Overton294360
Wayne294134
Hickman278345
McNairy275354
DeKalb273953
Smith271737
Haywood267660
Grainger255449
Trousdale247822
Morgan242839
Fentress236346
Johnson226738
Chester208651
Bledsoe208211
Crockett199848
Polk196024
Unicoi191149
Cannon187531
Union184034
Grundy176431
Lake169526
Humphreys168721
Sequatchie165228
Benton160940
Decatur156438
Lewis154826
Meigs132123
Stewart129328
Jackson129235
Clay108331
Houston107333
Perry105628
Moore99217
Van Buren82621
Pickett75524
Hancock53612

Community Events