Shelby County COVID-19 vaccinations set to resume Tuesday

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — COVID-19 vaccinations in Shelby County are set to resume Tuesday.

Earlier this week, the Shelby County Health Department said they were administering the last dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine and made multiple requests for more vaccines.

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Friday, SCHD announced that the Tennessee Department of Health will give about 8,900 doses per week until the end of January.

The doses will be divided between the SCHD and the hospital systems.

During the first of the weekly shipments, SCHD expects to administer up to 4,000 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccinations are on an appointment-only basis at the Pipkin Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

It is only available to:

  • All persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:
  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers

Health care workers:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

Individuals age 75 and over

Proof of eligibility is required.

For more information, visit the SCHD website.