Alabama is now administering vaccines to the rest of phase 1b. Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that starting Monday, February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers.
Phase 1b includes frontline critical workers listed in the plan as follows:
- You work in a healthcare setting and have direct contact with patients
- If you work in a setting where you are directly exposed to COVID-19 pathogen
- You work or live in a long-term care setting
- You are an individual 65 or older — age is the only requirement
- First responders
- Corrections officers
- Food and agriculture workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- People who work in the education sector (teachers, support staff, community college, and higher education)
- Childcare workers
- Judiciary (including but not limited to) circuit judges, district judges, and district attorneys
How do I get the COVID-19 vaccination if I meet the criteria?
Most importantly, register online at a MainStreet or KidsStreet clinic to get your Covid-19 vaccination on the day of your visit. Please register online first to make sure there is space available. You can register online at any of our clinics here. Registration opens each day 30 minutes before the clinic opens. After beginning your online registration, please select Initial COVID Vaccination as the reason for your visit.
If the clinic you are seeking to obtain your vaccination has reached its limit of the day you will be provided a link that will list any of our other clinics that still have available vaccination spots that day. Subsequently, if no clinics still have vaccination availability, or you need to go to that clinic, please try again the next day, right at 30 minutes before the clinic opens.
Can I make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination if I meet the criteria?
We do not accept appointments, but we do have same-day online registration which opens 30 minutes prior to the clinic opening. To help you the best we can, please note the tips listed below to help you plan for your vaccination visit.
- We are open late, 7 days a week. You can find the hours for a clinic nearest you on our locations page.
- Please anticipate a wait. You can register online and wait from home.
- Online registration calculates estimated wait times. Once you receive a text signaling for you to head to the clinic, there will likely be an additional wait time.
- We ask that you register online at a MainStreet clinic to get your Covid-19 vaccination. Once you’ve registered, we can confirm that space is available to administer your vaccine.
- You can register online at any of our clinics by clicking here. Please select Initial COVID Vaccination as the reason for your visit.
What if I don’t yet meet any of the criteria for phase 1a or phase 1b, but I want a vaccination?
If you do not yet meet the criteria for vaccination but want to get vaccinated, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will email you when more eligible vaccination categories are added.
What vaccination do we offer?
MainStreet and KidsStreet currently offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. This COVID-19 vaccination requires two doses. In other words, you will need to return to the clinic at a later date to receive a second dose.
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
The government pays for the vaccination itself. The administration of the vaccination, office visit, and supplies are billed to your insurance company. Subsequently, this may require you to pay some or all of that portion of the treatment. However, if you are uninsured, you may qualify for the uninsured insurance program and that program covers all costs.
What are the side effects?
How effective is the vaccine?
Can I get the vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who meet the above criteria. However, the vaccine has not been tested in pregnant women so there is no safety data pertaining to use in pregnancy. You can read more from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Can I bring my family members with me? Are they eligible?
Not at this time unless they meet the criteria for phase 1a or phase 1b. We ask that only the patient being treated come to the clinic.