Stories from the Community
Even with COVID-19 vaccines available to the public, not everyone has chosen to be vaccinated. According to the CDC, roughly 2,115,960 Alabamians have completed the vaccine series making our state’s vaccination rate just 42.1%, one of the lowest in the country.
As the world approaches its second year in the pandemic, it’s important to recognize the role burnout plays in people’s decision-making. Many people, especially those who are still deciding whether or not they want to be vaccinated, have already been told to do so. This approach, often accompanied by strong feelings and little explanation, can lead to further skepticism.
To help ease tensions, Alabama CEAL wants to take a more compassionate approach.
We’re reaching people across the state by sharing COVID stories from real community members.
Click one of the + signs below to hear voices across Alabama share why the COVID-19 vaccine is important to them; or
Voices of Alabama
Alabama 7th Congressional District
Cameron Askew, M.D.
Bariatric and General Surgery
Adrienne McCollum Smith
Resident, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Acclinate
Shakira & Family
James Thomas Sr.
Zach White, M.D.
Medical Resident, Graduate of University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Martha & Rosemary
Geneva County, NAACP President
Executive Director, Alabama Conference of Black Mayors
Mayor of Yellow Bluff, Alabama
St. Clair County
Resident and Salon Owner
Share Your Story
If you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, we would love to know what motivated that decision. Was it family? Friends? Hope to return to normal?
Let us know in a short video and you could be chosen as a featured video for the map above!
Before you get started, here are a few helpful tips to record a good, high-quality video.