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Russell Medical Center is taking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for residents 75 and older.

Area residents 75 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine at Russell Medical starting Thursday.

Russell Medical will begin taking appointments for the vaccine beginning today.

Officials at Russell Medical said appointments can be made by calling 256-329-7145. The vaccine will be offered to those 75 and older as long as there is a supply at Russell Medical.

Russell Medical has been vaccinating its staff and area first responders with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Area nursing homes are also receiving the COVID-19 vaccines this month.

Cliff Williams is a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers.