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Alabama is home to more than 4.7 million people. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System reaches one in three Alabamians, providing research-based educational programs in agriculture; forestry, wildlife, and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; economic and community development; 4-H and youth development; and urban affairs.

Socio-economic data can provide important insights into the residents of the state’s 67 counties.  This county data is an important tool of Alabama Extension, which uses it to target and fine tune its programs.

One resource used by Extension can be found at AlabamaPossible.org

Poverty by County

Barriers to Prosperity: Data Sheet 2020

 

Question: Why should I bother getting the vaccine when the immunity will wear off and I will have to get a booster?

Answer: A booster shot is currently being developed. What medical professional do not know is if it will ever be needed. The best situation would be to get a vaccine that gives lifelong protection. That does not always happen with the human body. Many other vaccines require at least one booster shot in a person’s lifetime to maintain immunity.


Get the Shot! - Alabama ExtensionMarilyn Bulloch, Associate Clinical Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

New July 2021, Q&A – COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity

It’s true that the vaccines are not officially FDA approved. However, before they were authorized for use, the were studied in tens of thousands of patients. That may not sound like a lot for most people, but the COVID-19 vaccine trials included more patients than what are enrolled in clinical studies evaluating most new medications. Since the vaccines have been made available for use, over 1 billion people have been vaccinated.

More information on COVID-19 science and research is available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Get the Shot! - Alabama ExtensionMarilyn Bulloch, Associate Clinical Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

New July 2021, Know the Truth About the Studies of COVID-19 Vaccines

 

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