From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — As hospitals across the state battle rising cases of COVID-19 and unprecedented staffing challenges, efforts continue to encourage vaccinations.
Lack of vaccination can have real and significant consequences. UAB Hospital has reported that it currently has 166 COVID-19 patients, with 151 of them unvaccinated. Further, there are 66 COVID-19 patients in ICU; 61 are unvaccinated. The hospital also reported that of 51 patients on vents, 47 of those are unvaccinated.
Lawson State’s vaccine clinic will begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic is in partnership with community health partners Alabama Regional Medicals Services (ARMS). A list of upcoming clinics is available at: accs.edu/coronavirus/vaccine.
This is a free vaccination clinic open to the public. Walk-in appointments are available and encouraged.
For questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination clinic, please contact Mr. Darren Allen, Assistant Dean of Student Life, at 205-929-2515-6361 or email@example.com, or Ms. Geri Albright, Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs, at 205-929-2515-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.