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Relaxing restrictions, Food Night, mass vaccine sites: News from around our 50 states

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Alabama

Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon, adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard, receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 7.

Montgomery: Alabama National Guard troops will begin work later this month administering COVID-19 vaccines in at least 24 rural counties, the state said Tuesday. The National Guard, with two 55-member mobile vaccination teams that can provide 8,000 doses a week, will work with public health and local officials to determine sites and logistics, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said in a statement. Guard immunizations will start March 23. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed 15.2% of Alabama’s 4.9 million residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine that protects against the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. That was lower than any state other than neighboring Georgia, where 13.4% had received at least one shot. Guard teams will rotate through counties to provide shots to more people, the statement said. Ivey asked for patience because the state is still trying to get more vaccine from the federal government.

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