Coronavirus Information

February 5, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Begins Feb. 8

The Alabama Department of Public Health is moving into the next phase (1b) of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution beginning on Monday, Feb. 8.

Individuals who work in the education sector are included in phase 1b, which covers all UM employees.

Beginning on Feb. 8, ADPH is encouraging individuals identified in phase 1b to schedule an appointment for the free COVID-19 vaccination at a county health department, by calling the ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline at 1-855-566-5333.

Appointments can also be scheduled by visiting or through your personal health care and pharmaceutical provider. Additional area businesses have also indicated they plan to begin distributing vaccines in the coming weeks.

Since the ADPH vaccine program is statewide, we have been told you can schedule a vaccine in any Alabama county.

For general information about COVID-19, the ADPH COVID-19 Information Hotline number is 1-800-270-7268. Vaccine providers can be found within the Alabama COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard at

We also want you to know we are working with county and state officials to schedule a vaccination clinic on campus. We are hopeful that will happen soon, but until then we encourage all UM employees to seek a COVID-19 vaccination through the methods outlined above.