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UAB community vaccination sites closed Thursday due to weather

The Weather Service predicts several storms across Central Alabama, with the threat of tornadoes and heavy winds.

Staff ready UAB's new vaccination site at the Hoover Met. (VIA UAB)

Several of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s community vaccination sites are closed Thursday, and another closed early, due to the threat of severe weather, the university announced in a press release. 

The Hoover Met site closed at 10 a.m., while the AOH Cathedral of the Cross site, the clinic at Parker High School and at the UAB Highlands campus will be closed all day on Thursday. UAB announced that appointments scheduled for today will be rescheduled. 

Several severe storms could occur across much of Central Alabama on Thursday morning, with a threat of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail up to quarter size, according to the National Weather Service. 

The storms are expected to continue from 11 a.m. through midnight, with the greatest threat along and northwest of Interstate 59, according to the NWS.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.



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