Covington Pediatrics approved to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Published 3:21 pm Friday, March 19, 2021

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Covington Pediatrics has been approved as a vaccination POD for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The ADPH has given us a tentative delivery date of Mon., March 29, 2021,” Covington Pediatrics pediatrician Gabrielle Baldwin said. “In anticipation of such, we are planning a walk-in clinic here at the offices of Covington Pediatrics on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, 2021, between the hours of 8 p.m., until 6 p.m.”

The vaccine provided is by Pfizer and will require a booster dose three weeks later. Appointments will be provided for booster doses.

“If you are an area business and have several employees interested in receiving the vaccine, we will be offering time blocks for batch administration after office hours on Tuesday, (3/30), Wednesday, (3/31), and Thursday, (4/01),” Baldwin said. “If this is of interest to your business, please obtain an estimated number of employees requesting vaccination please contact Beverley Greer at 334-222-3555 to schedule a time block.”

Individuals interested in vaccination may present to the office between the hours of 8 a.m., until 6 p.m., on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3. Vaccines will be administered on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to those age 55 and older and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, groups to be included for extended eligibility are people age 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions which include, but are not limited to the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies; immunocompromised state
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Obesity, BMI greater than 30
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Other medical conditions are determined by your medical provider

Also, critical workers in the following areas who were not recommended for vaccination in Phase 1b will be eligible:

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Waste and wastewater
  • Food service (includes restaurant staff)
  • Shelter and housing (construction)
  • Finance (bank tellers)
  • Information technology and communication
  • Energy
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Public Safety (engineer)