Access to COVID-19 vaccinations expands in rural and underserved areas of Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations with a focus on rural and underserved areas.

The state is partnering with pharmacies and community health clinics to add more than 100 new vaccination sites across the state. Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan remains focused on equity to ensure those with limited access to health care resources will be able to receive vaccinations when they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the plan.

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Find lists of these new locations here.

The vaccine will be distributed to the following Walmart stores in Shelby County:

  • 8480 Highway 64 in Bartlett
  • 6520 Memphis Arlington Road in Bartlett
  • 8400 U.S. Highway 64 in Bartlett
  • 560 West Poplar Ave. in Collierville
  • 577 North Germantown Parkway in Cordova
  • 3950 Austin Peay Highway in Memphis
  • 6990 East Shelby Drive in Memphis
  • 5255 Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis
  • 2856 Hickory Hill Road in Memphis
  • 6727 Raleigh Lagrange Road in Memphis
  • 7525 Winchester Road in Memphis

Tipton County: Miller’s Pharmacy located at 110 Star Shopping Center in Covington

Dyer County: Dyersburg Walmart and C and C Pharmacy located at 2490 Parr Ave., Suite 9

Haywood County: Brownsville Walmart

Lauderdale County: Ripley Walmart and Express Rx located at 251 South Washington St. in Ripley

Hardeman County: Bolivar Walmart

McNairy County: Todd’s Discount Drugs located at 347 East Main St. in Adamsville

To view Community Pharmacy locations, click here.

To view Community Health Centers, click here.

“We’re eager to launch these partnerships to help bring the vital resource of COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans in communities most vulnerable to serious and lasting social and economic challenges due to the pandemic,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

These new COVID-19 vaccination sites include 24 federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and community health centers, 64 local pharmacies, and 20 chain pharmacies with many sites in some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable counties.

All vaccinations are to be given at no charge to the recipient.

Tennesseans can learn what phase of the vaccination plan they’re in by clicking here.

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