FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 4, 2021
CONTACT: Joan Carr
Office: (901) 222-9010
PERSONS AGE 70 AND OLDER NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE
Shelby County vaccination sites to make vaccinations available to anyone 70+
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) announces that COVID-19 vaccinations will now be available to all persons age 70 and older, in addition to the other priority groups listed in the Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination plan as 1a1 and 1a2.
Appointments for first doses are now available at the Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxell Rd., and may be scheduled through this online link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinBuilding, or with assistance by calling 901-222-7468 (901-222-SHOT).
Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:
- Cherokee Health Systems – Limited first dose appointments today and tomorrow, February 4 and 5, 2021. To schedule an appointment, call 901-302-4361.
- Veteran’s Administration – Now vaccinating all veterans age 65 and older at the VA Medical Center at 1030 Jefferson Avenue. Veterans must be enrolled with the VA at www.va.gov to receive vaccination.
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/.