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ADPH: 26.95% of Walker County gets at least one vaccine dose

More than 7,800 completely vaccinated in county

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As of Tuesday, more than a quarter of Walker County's population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The information was available on the department's online COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard. The dashboard reflects Alabama residents 16 years or older receiving one or more doses. 

Walker County, which has a population of 51,034, has seen 13,752 citizens receiving at least one dose as of Tuesday. The percentage of people receiving one dose in the county is 26.95 percent. 

The total number of county people completely vaccinated is 7,849, while the total number of doses administered is 15,064. The percentage of those completely vaccinated, when compared to the total population, calculates to 15 percent. 

In Walker County, 59.16 percent of the people getting the vaccine, or about 8,000 people, have been female, while 40.68 percent, or about 5,500 people, have been male. A total of 75.45 percent, or about 10,200 people, have been white, while blacks made up 4.48 percent, or 616 people, followed by other races. However, 2,500, or 18.34 percent, were listed as "not reported" for race.

Age statistics are not available yet for the county. 

Across Alabama, according to the website, 1.8 million doses have been administered, while more than 700,000 people have completed a vaccine series. Nearly 2.8 million doses have been delivered to Alabama. 

In Walker County, Walgreens and Walmart are listed as federal pharmacy locations in Sumiton, while Walmart, Walgreens and CVS are listed in Jasper. Although the state map does not reflect it, Winn-Dixie in Jasper also also announced it will distribute the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. 

The Walker County Health Department, Walker Baptist Medical Center, Capstone Rural Health Center (Parrish and Arley), Dabbs and Hyland PC in Jasper, Sam Glover Drugs in Jasper, and Carbon Hill Drugs are also providing vaccines. 

The dashboard, which provides statistics on all Alabama counties and the state, is updated Monday through Friday by 2 p.m.