August 13, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Winners of COVID-19 TikTok contest announced


CONTACT: Karen Landers, M.D.
(256) 383-1231

Imaginative videos entered in a TikTok contest sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) demonstrate the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13 and 29 submitted TikTok videos which showed themselves being vaccinated or explaining their reasons for getting vaccinated. Criteria used in judging the entries were creativity, originality and popularity (likes and shares).

Winners were announced today via the @alcovidvaccine TikTok account and promoted on ADPH social media. Videos may be viewed at

The winners of $250 Visa gift cards are as follows:

Olurotimi Kukoyi @rotimi.k

Sarah @g3n3ricusername

Allie @allieloehr

Jaken @trolleygreen

Vaccinations protect against symptomatic COVID-19 disease and prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Vaccination is also important in reducing the spread of the virus in communities. With the emergence of the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. Delta differs from past versions of the virus as it is far more contagious. The vast majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among unvaccinated people.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for most people age 12 and older. Parental or guardian consent must be obtained for any person younger than age 19 receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at an ADPH vaccination location.

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County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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