Alabama NewsCenter – Alabama Health Officials Planning for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine

| November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

As soon as mid-December, health care providers and the chronically ill in Alabama could begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said Monday.

U.S. Army Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, recently spoke with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris about the rapid progress that will make it possible for an initial supply of vaccine to be available in the state as soon as a vaccine is authorized.

Large amounts of vaccine from different companies have already been produced and stored while clinical trials are ongoing. Extraordinary precautions are taken to protect the stockpiles of vaccine, including armed guards. The federal government will allocate initial vaccine supplies to states and jurisdictions.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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