MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The last of the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccines will be given out today as they wait for more to arrive.
SCHD officials said they have requested more vaccines, but don’t know when they’ll come.
The SCHD has made multiple requests for the vaccines, but said they haven’t heard anything yet.
Tennessee expects to get 90,000 doses per week.
Shelby County is expected to see 7,000 of those doses each week.
SCHD Director Alisa Haushalter released the following statement about the vaccine:
We are currently administering the last doses in our first allocation of vaccines from the state. We have made multiple requests for more vaccines. However, at this time, we have not received word from the state regarding when we will receive the additional vaccines and how much we will receive.
We are hopeful that this will change and that more information will be provided. When we receive additional information, we will provide updates. When we receive additional vaccines, we will distribute the vaccine following the phased criteria established by the state.
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