A searchable, online database provides the easiest way for Alabamians to find their nearest COVID-19 vaccine provider.
The database of providers, courtesy of the website BamaTracker, can be accessed here.
Instructions on how to use the database can be found below. Additionally, links to several other web portals with vaccine booking options in Alabama are below the instructions.
Supplies of the vaccines are still scarce. Many locations will not have an appointment available.
How to use the searchable database
Next, type the name of the county where you live into the box next to the word “Search.”
The list will then display all of the vaccine providers in your county.
After the list of providers in the county appears, click the name of the place at which you want to try and schedule an appointment.
Once you’ve clicked the name of the provider, the page will display an address and the name of the county it’s in.
Now, click the address. It will open a new page in Google Maps.
That Google Maps page should have a phone number, website or both that you can use to check on appointment availability at the site you selected.
Other online vaccine appointment booking options
Below the searchable database on BamaTracker is a list of the CVS locations in Alabama and whether they have available appointments.
A web portal to make vaccine appointments at county health departments is available here.
Several Walmart stores in Alabama are offering coronavirus vaccines. Members of the public can go here to try and book a vaccination at Walmart.
An equivalent Sam’s Club portal can be found here.
Several AFC (PriMed, Urgent Care and Family Care) clinics are offering vaccines. An interactive map that displays which AFC clinics have appointments can be found here.
Beginning on Monday, April 5, all Alabamians age 16 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccines.
Henry Thornton is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @HenryThornton95.