USA Health relocating Civic Center vaccine, testing site to USA campus – AL.com

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The city of Mobile and USA Health partnered to provide a drive-in COVID-19 clinic at the Mobile Civic Center Arena in early 2021. More recently, USA Health has offered COVID vaccines and testing at the Civic Center's Expo Hall. (John Sharp/[email protected]).
For more than a year, USA Health has partnered with the city of Mobile to offer COVID testing and vaccination at the Mobile Civic Center. With the return of Mardi Gras looming, that operation is making a big move to the west.
On Monday, Jan. 24, USA Health will open a new drive through vaccine and testing site on the University of South Alabama campus. USA Health’s vaccine task force has at times conducted drive-through operations in the Civic Center Arena and more recently has been working out of the Expo Hall. Friday, Jan. 21, is the last day for that location.
Although USA Health did not cite any specific reason for the relocation, the Civic Center is used as a start/finish location for parades and a site for Mardi Gras balls. Such functions didn’t happen in 2021 but appear to be on track to start in mid-February, leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 1.
The new USA campus site is the JagTran facility at 301 Stadium Drive. In addition to testing and drive-through vaccinations, USA will provide limited availability to monoclonal antibody therapy, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
USA Health says it has provided more than 100,000 vaccine doses and more than 85,000 COVID tests.
A long line of vehicles waits outside a drive-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Mobile Civic Center on Feb. 1, 2021.
All services at the USA campus site require an appointment.
· To request an appointment for a COVID test for non-USA Health employees, call 1-888-USA-2650 or visit www.usahealthtesting.com.
· Vaccine appointments are offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. An appointment for anyone age 5 or older can be made at USAHealthVaccines.com.
· Online scheduling for monoclonal antibody treatment can be found here.
In information released Friday, USA Health provided the following driving directions to and from the site:
“Heading west on Old Shell Road after passing University Boulevard, take John Counts Drive, also marked as Entrance 1, onto the USA campus. Follow the road past the intramural fields to the JagTran building, which will be on the right, across the street from the football stadium. Follow the signs to select a lane to enter the bay doors.”
“The most convenient route to leave the facility is to exit the JagTran building and take a left onto John Counts Drive and head back to Old Shell Road. Digital directional signs also will be placed near the new testing and vaccine site to help with ease of navigation.”
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