Shelby County health officials give update on COVID-19 vaccines as mass vaccination site set to open – FOX13 News Memphis


SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Shelby County health officials spoke Tuesday about ongoing COVID-19 vaccinations within our community.

Deputy Director David Sweat said 91,847 cases have been recorded in the county.

1,574 people have died due to COVID-19.

55 new cases were reported yesterday, Sweat said.

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Over 375,000 vaccine doses have been given.

Chief Doug McGowen said wait times at vaccine sites are under 10 minutes.

Many local medical clinics and pharmacies are offering the vaccine.

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Pop-up vaccine sites are available throughout the community. Today, a pod is available at New Direction Christian Church, 6120 Winchester Rd., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tomorrow, a pod will be available at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist, 918 Looney Ave., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call 901-222-SHOT to make an appointment, or CLICK HERE to visit the City of Memphis website.

3,000 doses per day will be available at the mass vaccination site at the Pipkin building, McGowen said.

The City plans to vaccinate 21,000 people each week at the site.

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Gracia Szczech, regional administrator for FEMA, said it’s “exciting” to bring more vaccines to the community.

Crews have been working to make the site accessible for everyone.

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