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Coronavirus vaccinations underway across Alabama

As of Tuesday night, some health care workers in the state are now vaccinated.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 11:53 AM
Updated: Dec 16, 2020 12:13 PM

Coronavirus vaccinations are now underway in North Alabama.

As of Tuesday night, some health care workers in the state are now vaccinated. Wednesday, Huntsville Hospital will administer its first doses.

The state chose certain locations in Alabama based off their ability to store Pfizer's vaccine.

At Huntsville Hospital, the freezers are filled up with the initial shipment of doses. Tuesday, Cullman Regional and Athens Limestone began their vaccinations.

"You bring up the end of the tunnel, and whether or not we are going to see a light at the end of it. You know this to me is the beginning of it," Dr. Matt Hanserd with Athens Limestone Hospital said.

Dr. Hanserd is the head of the COVID unit at Athens Limestone Hospital. He was the first person at the hospital to be vaccinated.

In Cullman, Critical Care Nurse Donna Snow received their first dose. She and Hasnerd both admitted there is still a long road ahead in this pandemic.

However, it took a lot of planning to get to this point. These two health systems were two of 13 chosen to administer the first round of vaccinations.

At Cullman, it plans to administer more than 100 vaccines a day once its fully operational.

For Athens Limestone, it is expecting new shipments every week and their list of health care workers willing to get vaccinated is growing.

"From our numbers and from what I'm understanding at Huntsville Hospital, it's right upwards between 50 to 55 percent of our employees that say they will take the vaccine," Interim Hospital President Traci Collins said.

Back in Huntsville, the hospital is ready to go for Wednesday's vaccinations. It plans to administer it to front line workers throughout various shifts, in case someone experiences side affects.

Both the doctor in Athens and nurse in Cullman said it was an easy and fairly painless experience.

Even though they may be vaccinated, they said it is important for people in the community to stay vigilant in the fight against coronavirus.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20772248
Hinds19888408
Harrison17489302
Rankin13311275
Jackson13097243
Madison9895210
Lee9856169
Jones8290160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7187237
Lowndes6262144
Lamar610584
Lafayette6027117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4769129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4419139
Warren4280118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403675
Neshoba3987176
Lincoln3869108
Hancock372085
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322681
Pike3180104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296776
Copiah292965
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284668
Prentiss275659
Marion265779
Wayne261341
Leake261073
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245882
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213273
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175240
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158534
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126223
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120041
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81823
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518899

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson753641487
Mobile37763798
Madison33859494
Tuscaloosa25266443
Montgomery23962565
Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14284311
Morgan14139268
Etowah13662345
Marshall11957219
Houston10380278
Elmore9993200
Limestone9811147
Cullman9470188
St. Clair9426234
Lauderdale9215227
DeKalb8746181
Talladega8058171
Walker7087275
Jackson6754110
Autauga6723103
Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
Coffee5399112
Dale4767110
Russell428838
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia387674
Dallas3527149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256258
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224755
Hale218775
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
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