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12/06/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2021 11:02

ADPH launches ‘Alabama Unites’ campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Karen Landers, M.D., (256) 383-1231

The Alabama Department of Public Health has introduced a new multimedia communications campaign stressing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as testing. The theme is "Alabama Unites Against COVID," and highlights how people from all walks of life are joining each other in their communities in the fight against the virus.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said, "When more people get vaccinated and tested, we are encouraged, because the fight isn't over yet. It's still critical that Alabamians protect themselves and others by receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. If they have symptoms of the virus, they should get tested as soon as possible. By doing these two things, we can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19."

The campaign, speaking to all Alabamians from rural regions to urban areas, aims to direct them to a new website, www.alabamaunites.com. There, visitors can find a location to get the vaccine as well as places where they can be tested.

"Thousands and thousands of people now stand united, determined to defeat COVID-19," said Carolyn Bern, Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations. "The issue affects us all, no matter our neighborhoods, our political affiliations, or our ethnicity. The new campaign demonstrates in an emotionally powerful way how important it is that we stand together."

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Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama's health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.