A fourth COVID-19 vaccination clinic has opened this past Friday in the CenterPoint Community as a result of a collaboration between the AOH Cathedral of the Cross and UAB medicine.“COVID-19 has had a devastating effect across our county, state and nation,” Saif Lashunda Scales, president pro tem of the Jefferson County Commission in a release statement March 16th. “This collaborative effort is a direct result of the need to make vaccinations easily accessible in communities across Jefferson County.”
The community clinic is located at the AOH Cathedral of Cross will operate as a drive-through, appointment-only center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Individuals who meet requirements for vaccination, according to the latest Alabama Department of Public Health’s criteria as of March 22, and register for an appointment will be able to receive vaccination. Groups eligible for vaccination are as followed:
- Ages 55 or older
- Ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions
- Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Critical workers (Transportation and logistics, Waste and wastewater, Food service workers including restaurant staff, Shelter and housing (construction), Finance (bank tellers), Information technology and communication, Energy, Legal, Media, Public safety (engineers)
Cathedral of the Cross is one of the latest Birmingham community vaccination location opened by UAB. Other vaccination locations hosted by UAB included UAB Hospital-Highlands, Parker High School and the Hoover Met in addition to the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium located on UAB campus.
“We continue to work extremely closely with the Jefferson County Department of Public Health to identify areas in our community where vaccines are needed, and Center Point and the northeastern side of the county is where the data showed we needed to go next,” said Sarah Nafziger, M.D., vice president of Clinical Support Services at UAB in a release statement.
Assistance services for appointment registering are available for those living near or in the CenterPoint community. Individuals are asked to go to the Food Giant on Center Point Parkway where assistance will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. until closing time.
If you are eligible and wish to vaccinate, make an appointment at www.uabmedicinevaccine.org