GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms and two of his deputies got their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to the Geneva County Emergency Management Agency.
Helms survived COVID-19 after getting it in August. However, reinfection is possible after six months of having the disease, according to a study in the “New England Journal of Medicine.”
“Sheriff Tony Helms, along with Sheriff’s Deputy’s Perez Bruner and Paul Dickerson got their Covid-19 vaccine yesterday!!” the EMA wrote. “These guys and their buddies are “stepping up to the plate” and setting an example for the rest of us!! Great Job Guys!!”
First responders are part of Phase 1b, which means that they would really be getting vaccines on Jan. 18, along with other essential workers and those 75 and older. The ADPH is working on further expansion within this phase.
However, some counties are able to start their vaccines early once daily clinics have vaccinated Phase 1a recipients at an appropriate level.
To schedule an appointment with the ADPH, you can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Hotline at 1-855-566-5333. Delays are expected.