HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Hospital will be re-opening the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at John Hunt Park.
Starting Wednesday, August 18, members of the community will be able to receive their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Jaycee Community Building (2180 Jaycee Way, Huntsville).
The clinic will be open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from noon-6 p.m.
Before re-opening here, operations had moved to the Fever and Flu Clinic due to a decrease in demand from community members looking to get vaccinated.
Leaders with Huntsville Hospital say there were a number of factors leading to the decision to move it back to the Jaycee Building, one being a stark uptick in those seeking the vaccine. 435 vaccinations last week with another 500 scheduled for this week. That more than triples than what they saw a month ago.
“We’ll be there as long as there’s a demand for vaccines and we still have a pandemic. The shorter the time frame we’re there means the pandemic is over, but we think we’ll be there for a couple of months probably,” Huntsville Hospital President and Chief Operating Officer Tracy Doughty said.
Walk-ins will be seen, so long as they arrive at least 20 minutes before the doors close, but HH officials strongly recommend community members make an appointment on the Huntsville Hospital website.
The clinic closed in July after administering more than 111,000 doses over a six-month period.