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RMCCA holds vaccine clinic today at Fairgrounds

The Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama held a COVID Vaccine Drive Thru Clinic yesterday.

According to Amanda Salter, the director at the Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama clinic, the clinic had an amazing turnout.

“We’ve administered about half of the 250 vaccines we had available within 45 minutes of opening,” she said.

The clinic, which opened at 9 a.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds, had people lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. to get vaccinated.

Individuals who received the vaccine at the clinic will need to return to get their second round of vaccination at the Regional Medical Center’s March 2 Drive Thru Clinic.

For those individuals who were unable to attend the clinic or arrived too late to get the vaccination, another drive thru clinic could be opening as early as next Monday.

“We need to see how well this clinic does first, but we might open another clinic for individuals 65 and older on Feb. 8,” Salter said.

Butler County has had 1,833 cases of COVID-19 since last March.

In the past 14 days, 122 people have tested positive with 861 people getting tested.

So far, 60 people have died from the virus.