Shelton State offers students easy access to COVID-19 vaccines

Shelton State

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Whitney Leibold

The increased number of COVID cases along with the Delta variant is causing concerns throughout college communities and some school systems are offering vaccines to those who wish to take them.

On Wednesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health partnered with Shelton State Community College to offer students the opportunity to receive vaccinations for free.

“I came here today because I have had a lot of people in my family die from this and it’s affected me,” said Shelton State student Mckayla Williams. “I don’t want to put my family in harm’s way, so I wanted to get the shot.”

ADPH Adviser Demeta Brown said she’s seen an influx in students wanting the vaccine because of rising numbers and the increase of Delta variant complications.

“We do offer all three vaccines at the health department,” Brown said.

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for anyone 12 or older, while Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are for those 18 or older

ADPH is hosting another vaccine clinic at Shelton State Sept. 15.

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