Digital Producer Caroline Vincent

 

Alabama veterans will be among the first in the state to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs said residents and staff at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City will receive the first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday. The three other state veterans' homes will administer vaccines over the next two weeks.

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Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt will miss votes in Washington this week after being exposed to COVID-19.   

In a statement, Aderholt said he was in close contact for several hours with someone who later tested positive for the virus and that he plans to quarantine in Alabama.

He tested negative and has not shown any symptoms, but said he wanted to be careful to not expose the virus to anyone.