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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Children’s recommends vaccination for everyone eligible. At this time, everyone age 6 months and older is eligible for initial vaccination, and everyone age 5 and older is eligible for booster dose. In addition, UAB Medicine is offering COVID-19 vaccines at varying locations. If possible, children should be vaccinated at their primary care physician’s (PCP) office, a local pharmacy or community vaccination site. Children’s is providing vaccinations to qualified patients only in some of our outpatient clinics, designated primary care practices throughout the Birmingham area, and for inpatients as ordered by a physician.

While Children’s of Alabama (hospital) is not a mass vaccination site, eligible individuals may also receive the vaccine at any community site.

To learn more about the Children’s of Alabama pediatric practices offering the vaccine exclusively to their eligible patients, visit www.childrensal.org/practices.

For further UAB vaccination and testing information visit https://www.uabmedicinevaccine.org/ 


Children’s of Alabama Updated Visitation Restrictions


To help keep our patients/families and communities safe and informed, Children’s of Alabama has gathered the following information to address questions you may have about the coronavirus.

The well-being of our patients, families and staff is our utmost priority, and we will continue to communicate updates periodically. We are taking all precautionary measures to identify and contain any possible exposures, and we are in constant communication with state and local health agencies to ensure timely and coordinated efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Children’s of Alabama has well-established infection prevention measures in place at all times to prevent the transmission of all communicable diseases, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the flu and other respiratory illnesses. Additionally, Children’s is following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Alabama and the state’s relevant health agencies for the prevention, detection and treatment of COVID-19. 

We have also taken additional measures to ensure safety for all patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you should have a specific question or concern while your child is a patient at Children’s or one of our primary care practices, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider.

Clinic Information

Cancer and Blood Disorders — Telehealth Appointments During COVID-19

Behavioral Health — Telehealth Appointments During COVID-19