JSU receives first doses of Moderna vaccine, hosts clinic in Kennamer Hall

Kennamer Hall, pictured, is the site of JSU's vaccine clinics. The university is hosting a clinic April 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Matt Reynolds/JSU)Kennamer Hall, pictured, is the site of JSU's vaccine clinics. The university is hosting a clinic April 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Matt Reynolds/JSU)

Matt Reed, Correspondent

Jacksonville State University announced last Friday that it has acquired “several hundred doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.”

The university began administering vaccines by appointment on Monday, March 29 to those in high priority groups as determined by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Another round of vaccinations will take place today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Appointments for the clinic on Eventbrite are currently booked.

The vaccine supply in the state of Alabama is limited to those 55 years of age or older, essential workers (healthcare, law enforcement, teaching, transportation, food service, finance, information technology, media, communications, legal and public safety), and individuals with serious underlying conditions including, but not limited to cancer, chronic kidney disease, obesity (BMI greater than 30), COP, diabetes and sickle cell disease.

JSU also sent a campus-wide notification on Wednesday announcing that eligibility requirements have been suspended for the clinics. 

The state of Alabama has administered 1,682,046 vaccine doses, with 636,017 having received their second dose. Calhoun County has administered 41,715 doses, with just under a quarter of the county’s population having received the first dose.

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