Alabama expanding vaccine eligibility to 16 and up on Monday
CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) – Alabama will expand vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older next week. Gov. Kay Ivey says the new rule will take effect on Monday. Ivey made the announcement Friday in Camden while touring a National Guard mobile vaccine clinic in her home county of Wilcox. She calls vaccines “our ticket back to normal.” More than 1.1 million people have received at least one vaccine dose in Alabama, and more than 660,000 are fully vaccinated. But federal statistics show the state still trailing the rest of the nation in its vaccination rate.
By KIM CHANDLER