COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline health care employees in north Alabama will start Wednesday morning and also be made available to physicians’ offices and emergency medical responders, a Huntsville Hospital spokesman said Monday.
The hospital is expecting 6,825 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive Tuesday, hospital Senior Vice President Tracy Doughty said.
Another dose will be required in 21 days for full inoculation. The first-round doses are coming from the state, which is also holding the follow-up doses until they are needed. According to other AL.com reporting, half of the first doses will be allocated to hospital health care workers, 15 percent for EMS workers, 15 percent for physician offices, and 20 percent for other hospital staff.
Doughty briefed reporters late Monday on Huntsville’s plan. As a example of early vaccinations, Doughty cited the staff at the hospital’s Fever and Flu Clinic, which has been testing people for the virus