FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 8, 2021
CONTACT: Joan Carr Office: (901) 222-9010
SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO RESUME JANUARY 12, 2021
Vaccinations to be offered to certain groups by appointment each Tuesday - Saturday
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) has received confirmation from Tennessee Department of Health that it will provide a weekly allotment of COVID-19 vaccine to the Health Department to provide to vaccinations to Shelby County residents. The initial commitment from the state is for approximately 8,900 doses per week through the end of January. We expect that the each January shipment will be divided between the Shelby County Health Department and the hospital systems. In the first of the weekly January shipments, the SCHD is expected to administer up to 4,000 doses, with the balance of the vaccine being administered by the hospital systems. The weekly breakout may change.
Based on an anticipated weekly allotment, SCHD will begin offering vaccinations on an appointment-only basis at the Pipkin Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds each Tuesday – Saturday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Appointments may be made on the online appointment app SignUpGenius at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/JanCOVID19Signup. Those without internet access are to call 901-222-SHOT(7468) for assistance in scheduling an appointment beginning 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2021. The Health Department will add other vaccination sites throughout the county as the vaccine campaign moves forward.
During January, the vaccine will be available to persons in the following categories, as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health in its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:
All those presenting for vaccination should be prepared to bring identification and proof of eligibility, including proof of age, a professional license, or a letter from an employer.
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/.