MCHD Forced To Close Bel Air Testing & Vaccination Site


UPDATE:

The Mobile County Health Department rented space at The Shoppes of Bel Air for COVID-19 vaccination and testing. In 10 days -- August 4 through August 15, 2021 -- we vaccinated 1,127 and 4,461 persons were tested for COVID-19.

We were told that the Mall management team received notice from another Mall tenant that our services were negatively impacting their business. We received legal notice on Friday, August 13, and have vacated the space.

We thank the Mall for making the space available and are disappointed we had to relocate to 248 Cox Street.

Visit MCHDcares.com for more information about times and dates available for COVID-19 testing and vaccine.

August 15, 2021

COVID-19 Response Team moving out of The Shoppes of Bel Air

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department’s COVID-19 Response Team has been forced to close its vaccination and testing location at The Shoppes of Bel Air. The order has come directly from the mall’s owners.

Starting on Monday, the public can get either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (for those 18 and older), the Pfizer vaccine (for those 12 and older) or the Moderna vaccine (for those 18 and older) at the Keeler Memorial Building (251 North Bayou Street in Downtown Mobile) or MCHD’s Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Midtown Mobile).

Because of the transition, Newburn will be open Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. Its normal hours of operations will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Keeler will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Newburn Building is across from USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. It is at the intersection of Cox Street and Saint Stephens Road. Signs will be displayed to direct those clients wishing to get the vaccine and those looking to get the rapid test.

As with all MCHD COVID-19 events, this will follow a first-come, first-served format. No appointments will be taken.

Those coming for their second-dose booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna should bring the CDC vaccination card that was presented to them after their primary shot. If you no longer have the card, please be prepared to wait for the MCHD staff to retrieve your information from the statewide vaccination system.

Regarding COVID-19 testing, individuals requesting a molecular test (Abbott ID Now) or a PCR test (through LabCorp) for personal preference or for travel must be tested at Family Health location. Appointments for these specific tests may be made by calling 251-690-8889.

For those wishing to make an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine, MCHD is now offering first-dose and second-dose Moderna vaccinations at several of its Family Health locations conveniently located throughout Mobile County. To secure a time to receive the shot, please call 251-690-8889.

To learn the latest on MCHD’s vaccination and testing events, visit www.MCHDcares.com or call 251-410-MCHD (6243). Information is also available under the Events section of https://www. facebook.com/iloveMCHD.

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