Some Arab residents can now get the COVID-19 vaccine at a local clinic.

Main Street Family Care clinic in Arab had administered about 80 of the Moderna vaccines as of Monday.

MSFC healthcare workers are following the Alabama Department of Public Health’s guidelines for administering it.

“They have prioritized into different phases and right now we are in phase 1A, which covers pretty much any frontline healthcare worker, pharmacy employees, mortuary employees, as well as long-term care facilities and long-term care facility residents. So it does include a wide number of people,” said chief sales and marketing officer Betsy Stewart.

She said having a clinic like theirs in a more rural area is a big benefit to residents.

“We’re happy to be able to offer it locally for those who can’t necessarily travel to a Birmingham or a Huntsville to get it,” she said.

In an effort to not waste any of the vaccine, the clinic is limiting its does to 10 per day because each vile has just 10 doses.

“We have limited it because once you puncture the vial, it is only good for six hours, so we want to make sure we’re not wasting any,” Stewart said.

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