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COVID vaccination clinic to be held in Jemison

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Chilton County Health Department is holding its first off-site COVID Vaccination Clinic on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will be held at Union Grove Baptist Church, 11501 County Road 51 in Jemison.

Staff Nurse Reagan Pettus said the clinic is expecting to use the two dose Moderna vaccine.

The second dose will be given on May 12.

Attendees are asked to bring a photo ID or some other form of personal identification and an insurance card, if they have insurance.

Pettus said the vaccine is free, but the health department will file with insurance to cover an administrative fee.

She emphasized that there would be no fee to the person being vaccinated.

The vaccine is available to everyone 18 years of age or older.

Cost is being covered by a federal grant.

Jemison was selected as the site because the department saw it as an unserved area.

“We wanted to reach out to other parts of Chilton County,” Pettus said.

She said the department wanted to make it as easy as possible for everyone to be able to get the vaccine.

“We have noticed that people have had issues with transportation and with online scheduling or even with having a phone to call and make an appointment, so that is why we said no appointment necessary,” Pettus said.

More information about the vaccine and possible side effects is available at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/basics.html.