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Author: Brenton McWilliams

Baldwin County Health Department has provided additional information about the vaccination clinics taking place this month (January, 2021):

 The vaccine that will be administered during the Baldwin County mass vaccination site will be Moderna. Individuals wishing to receive the vaccine will provide identification, complete necessary consent forms, have the vaccine administered and will be observed by a medical professional for approximately 15 minutes before leaving the vaccination clinic. For individuals who may have functional access needs or ambulatory challenges, accommodations will be made. Drive thru options will be available at the Daphne Civic Center. Residency of Alabama is NOT a requirement. This clinic will operate on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are needed. There is no fee for the vaccine. Facemasks and social distancing measures will be required while on site. It is anticipated that clinics will be conducted in the coming months with additional groups added as more vaccine is made available.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: This vaccine is authorized for emergency use in individuals aged 18 years and older and will be administered at the mass vaccination clinic. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 28 days apart. Clinical trial data shows the vaccine is about 94 percent effective after two doses. No serious safety concerns were found. Individuals receiving their first dose of the vaccine will be given a day/time to return for the second dose.

Side effects and safety information

Most common side effects

In the arm where you got the shot:

Pain

Swelling

Redness

 

Throughout the rest of your body:

Chills

Tiredness

Headache

 These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They might feel like flu symptoms and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

 The following is the information from our original post with the clinic date and times:

There is a walk up or drive up vaccination clinic in Daphne for those 75 years or older on the following days below. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. Healthcare workers, those 75 years or older, law enforcement and firefighters ONLY. WALK IN and DRIVE UP Vaccination Clinic on January 19, 21, 26 and 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Daphne Civic Center located at 2603 US 98, Daphne, 36526. No appointment needed.