MCHD's Bel Air Site Now Open On Weekends


The Mobile County Health Department’s (MCHD) COVID-19 Response Team opened a new location at The Shoppes of Bel Air last week to provide COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. It has been well received by the public.

In order to accommodate the large crowds, MCHD has decided it must transfer its staff from the Newburn Building (248 Cox Street in Mobile) to work at the mall. Today will be the final day that vaccinations and testing will take place at Newburn. The normal times of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will be observed.

For anyone needing their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna that they received at Newburn, they should go to the mall or the Keeler Memorial Building for their second shot.

In order to better serve the public, the availability to visit the mall location is also expanding. Starting this weekend, the site will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

The COVID-19 services at The Shoppes at Bel Air are set up in the location previously occupied by the Forever 21 clothing store. The mall is located at 3299 Joe Treadwell Drive in Midtown Mobile. Entry is limited to the exterior doors located between Dillard’s and H&M department stores. This clinic is still open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 Mobile) and the mall. Keeler’s clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Along with offering vaccine, the Keeler and Bel Air sites also provide walk-in rapid testing. Testing is free to all ages. Results are provided within 15 to 30 minutes while you wait. No appointments are necessary.

Photo: Mobile County Health Department


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