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VRMC hosting drive-through vaccine clinic this week

 Vaughan Regional Medical Center (VRMC) is hosting a drive-through vaccine clinic this week at Bloch Park.

Dallas County residents who qualify for vaccination within phases 1A and 1B – including frontline healthcare workers, nursing home residents, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and those older than 75 – will be able to visit the drive-through clinic Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

VRMC encourages everyone interested in visiting the drive-through clinic next week to arrive with the vaccine pre-registration forms available at https://www.vaughanregional.com/coronavirus-covid-19.

According to VRMC, arriving with these forms will help with wait times.

“[VRMC] has administered over 900 vaccines to date and we ask for the community’s patience and understanding over the next several weeks as we continue to administer vaccinations,” said a statement from the facility issued Thursday afternoon. “It is our commitment to provide vaccinations as fairly and efficiently as possible.  Vaccination, in combination with proven public health measures such as wearing a mask, social distancing and regular hand washing, will help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

According to an update from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), 413,346 have been administered across the state.

With Super Bowl LV scheduled for Sunday, the ADPH urges Alabamians to avoid Super Bowl parties with people outside their households.

“When people follow tradition and gather with friends and family, increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths follow,” said a statement from the ADPH. “Please stay at home this Sunday to help avoid the spread of coronavirus.”