Five hospitals in Mobile County will be part of the Alabama launch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, according to an official with the Mobile County Health Department.
The hospitals will give the initial doses to frontline healthcare workers
Dr. Scott Chavers, an epidemiologist with the Mobile County Health Department, told AL.com on Friday that Mobile Infirmary, University Hospital, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Providence Hospital and Springhill Medical Center are on the state’s initial distribution lists.
He said the first phase of distribution, called “Phase 1a,” will include 5,800 initial vaccine doses that will be distributed to the Mobile County area and will be specifically given to healthcare workers.
The Alabama Department of Public Health, last week, confirmed the state is expected to receive about 40,000 initial doses overall.
“They were chosen because of their capability of storing the vaccine at the ultralow temperatures required for the Pfizer vaccine at