Alabama National Guard hold COVID clinic at Southside Baptist Church

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Earlier this week, residents of Butler County were able to visit a mobile clinic to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

This clinic marks the third week of mobile clinics held in Alabama since March 23.

The clinic allowed many Butler residents the opportunity to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Held on King Street at Southside Baptist Church, the clinic saw nearly 150 of the 1,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available administered within the first hour of the clinics opening.

In response to Governor Kay Ivey’s announcement that the Alabama Department of Public Health would be extending eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 16 and older, many young people were in line waiting to receive the vaccination.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Hobdy, the overseer of the clinic, the Alabama National Guard are working very hard to ensure they administer as many doses as they can. “We are ready, willing, and capable of administering the vaccine to anyone interested in receiving it,” he explained. “For anyone still hesitant about vaccination, there is information and data available. “We want those men and women to feel comfortable with vaccination.”

The COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to approximately two million people across the state as of April 1.