FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 31, 2020
CONTACT: Joan Carr Office: (901) 222-9010 Cell: (901) 691-5704
SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE Funeral and Mortuary Workers Now Eligible for Vaccine & Change in Vaccine Locations
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) today continues vaccinating first responders and certain high-risk frontline health care workers deemed “1a1” in the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan listed here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.
Those qualified to receive vaccine are being contacted through their employer/facility and are required to sign up for an appointment on an online scheduling app. They are also asked to bring an employee badge or ID.
Due to adverse weather conditions forecast, the Lindenwood Christian Church drive-thru site will be closed tomorrow. All those with appointments at either of the Health Department’s drive-thru vaccination sites are asked to report to 1826 Sycamore View Road at their appointed time. The vaccinations will be given inside the Health Department’s facility.
SCHD today has added funeral/mortuary workers who have direct contact with decedents to the list of those who may sign up for vaccination. Those workers are being contacted through their employers.
Here is the complete list of priority groups who are eligible for vaccination today:
Shelby County Health Department is proud to be a part of this historic vaccination effort against COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our website: http://www.shelby.community/.