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One step closer to herd immunity; state of Alabama COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The state of Alabama is doing its part in helping gain herd immunity against COVID-19 as more vaccines roll out across the state.

According to the Alabama Department of Public’s Health COVID-19 vaccine distribution dashboard, there has been 1,692,665 doses distributed to the state of Alabama in the last three months.

The state of Alabama has administered 1,142,270 vaccinations.

While Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been the only vaccines available, Johnson&Johnson recently released its new COVID-19 vaccine to the public.

View the ADPH vaccine distribution dashboard by clicking here.

According to Public Health officials, 72% of the population need to either be exposed to the virus or vaccinated to help reach herd immunity. For Alabama, this means the 3.5 million people need to have immunity, or masks could be the new normal.

Alabama is under a mask ordinance until April 9. Gov. Ivey vowed this would be the last extension of Alabama’s Safer at Home Order.

Remember to wash your hands, properly wear masks in public, keep your hands away from your face, and continue to practice six-feet social distancing.

This story contributed by RadioAlabama Student Ambassador, Ever Harris.


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