Alabama Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 11 (65% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 563
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 62.96%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 22
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 72.73%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 36.06% 27.27%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.55% 0.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 51.33% 68.18%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.36% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.18% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.24% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.36% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 2.31% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.95% 4.55%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.53% 0.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 2.13% 0.00%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 5,036
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 76.41%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 3,393
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 80.69%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 22.42% 18.10%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.38% 0.65%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 70.21% 73.74%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.50% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 0.68% 0.24%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.30% 0.56%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.10% 0.09%
Patients with More than one race3 0.12% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.32% 0.35%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.03% 1.06%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 3.95% 5.22%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 90.91%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 18.18%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 27.27%
2-3 Days 54.55%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 0.00%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 27.27%
Vaccine confidence 0.00%
Vaccine storage capacity 18.18%
Vaccine supply 18.18%
Other 9.09%
None 54.55%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 74.55%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 8
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 2
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 19
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 7
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.82%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 10.00%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 9.09% 9.09% 27.27% 0.00% 9.09% 45.45%
N95/PPR Masks 9.09% 9.09% 18.18% 0.00% 18.18% 45.45%
Gowns 9.09% 9.09% 18.18% 9.09% 9.09% 45.45%
Gloves 18.18% 9.09% 18.18% 0.00% 9.09% 45.45%
Face Masks/Goggles 9.09% 9.09% 18.18% 9.09% 9.09% 45.45%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=11. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021