Four COVID patients were on ventilators and 15 were in hospital beds at Anniston’s Regional Medical Center Monday as COVID-19 continues to spread in the least-vaccinated state in the Union.
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With interest in COVID vaccines waning in recent weeks, RMC is trying something new. The hospital will send a team to give shots to any group that can sign up at least 10 people willing to take them.
The decline in demand comes as hospitalizations and deaths from the virus are dwindling.
At the end of the day, clinics often have unused doses, and they have to look for patients to take them, but at least one officials believes he has some insight into why.
Demand for COVID-19 vaccinations exceeded expectations at Oxford's clinics, which burned through 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in just a few days.
Starting next week, Oxford also plans to offer shots at Friendship Community Center, Oxford Civic Center and Bynum Community Center. Details will be available soon.
According to Tom Dixon, CEO of Oxford Health Systems, there have been three ambulances running around the clock since early Thursday, with a fourth that can deploy if needed.