PCI to hold vaccine clinic for rural communities March 31-April 1

Published 1:05 pm Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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The Poarch Creek Indians announced March 30 they are ready to assist the state of Alabama with COVID-19 vaccine distribution to rural communities in Escambia County, Ala.

According to a release, on Wed., March 31, and Thurs., April 1, Alabamians can drive through a vaccine clinic at the Tribe’s reservation to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently asked the Poarch Creek Indians to assist them in vaccinating Alabamians in rural communities, officials said in a release.

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The clinics will be on the reservation, which is off Exit 54 of U.S. Insterstate 65 north. Both clinics will be a drive through from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Individuals who receive their first dose on March 31 will come back on April 21, and those that receive their first dose on April 1 will come back on April 22. Individuals do not need an appointment. 

To get to the site of the clinic, enter the reservation through Parades Way, either right before or right after passing the Tribal Administration Building at 5811 Jack Springs Rd., officials said.

There will be signs and staff from the Tribe directing individuals to the correct place. 

The State of Alabama’s eligibility requirements can be found at: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/mass-clinics.html. There is no cost to receive the vaccine. The State will provide 1200 doses of the vaccine for each day this week. The vaccine will be administered on a first come, first served basis. To expedite the process individuals can bring the forms at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-pfizer-consent-form-imm66.pdf. There will be forms on site if individuals do not print and bring these.