HomeCOVID-19State of Alabama COVID-19 vaccine update; almost halfway to herd immunity in Alabama.State of Alabama COVID-19 vaccine update; almost halfway to herd immunity in Alabama.Thu, March 18, 2021 by SylacaugaNews.com Digital TeamSHARE NOW SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Residents across the state of Alabama are continuing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, pushing Alabama one step closer to gaining herd immunity.According to the Alabama Department of Public’s Health COVID-19 vaccine distribution dashboard, there has been 1,987,025 doses distributed to the state of Alabama in the last three months.The state of Alabama has administered 1,320,774 vaccinations.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 nearly halfway to the herd immunity vaccination goal.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.