Hours at COVID-19 vaccination sites could change due to low turnout, health officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Low turnout for COVID-19 vaccines could mean adjusted hours at vaccination sites in Memphis.

City leaders said the site at the Pipkin Building will be closed this Sunday due to low turnout.

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The mass vaccination site will be closed on Sundays until at least May 16.

One city leader told FOX13 they do not know if the change will be permanent.

A new clinic is opening at the Northgate shopping at 3230 Jackson Avenue next week, officials said.

That clinic will distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The clinic will not be a drive-thru site. Patients can walk in to get vaccinated.

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The site will have 500 doses daily, officials said.

Health officials reported an uptick at fixed sites this week, but said if low turnout continues they will adjust hours. This will make vaccines more accessible for people working early or late shifts.