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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AT MCB

We know you have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccination process. We will be updating this page often so that you can be informed of when you can get your vaccine!

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Visitor Notice

We are now allowing 2 visitors at a time from 8-4 every day for non-COVID patients.

Covid 19

COVID-19 UPDATES FROM MEDICAL CENTER BARBOUR

COVID-19 Update:
 

There have been 171 hospital admissions total due to COVID-19 at Medical Center Barbour. We had 34 COVID admissions just in the month of August 2021 alone.

We will be updating this information often to keep our community informed and up-to-date on this pandemic. If you'd like to see live updates of on COVID-19 in every county of Alabama, click the button below.

As always, we are proud to be here for you.

TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT COVID-19

MCB has made it easy to teach your kids about COVID-19 without frightening them. Click the button below for more information!

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COVID-19 RESPONSE FROM THE
CITY OF EUFAULA

The City of Eufaula has also set up some information on the SeeClickFix app. Simply download the app to your smartphone and perform a location search for Eufaula, Alabama to see valuable information such as the list of Alabama counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases, information about school breakfast and lunch pick ups, and a list of local businesses that are still open during the pandemic.

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19

From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no cure known for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, there are vaccines available to prevent the disease. 

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

Clean Your Hands Often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

  • This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

  • Do not gather in groups.

  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.

Take steps to protect others

Stay at home if you are sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a face mask

  • Cover your mouth and nose preferably with a surgical mask when around others, especially if you are not vaccinated.

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Every unvaccinated person should wear a surgical face mask when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. 

  • Fully vaccinated people with weak immune systems should also wear a face mask.

  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, fully vaccinated people should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

  • Do NOT use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker (ie.-an N95 mask)

  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. A mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Monitor Your Health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. This is especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.

  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

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THANK YOU FROM MEDICAL CENTER BARBOUR!

Thank you so much to every business and organization who has donated goods and services to our hospital! We are so appreciative of your thoughtfulness and generosity!