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Shelby County Health Dept. COVID-19 Vaccinations: Week of Feb. 13-20

The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) is offering appointments for both first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines for persons in the current priority groups during the week of February 13 – 20, 2021.

FIRST DOSE APPOINTMENTS:

Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: First (1st) Dose Appointments

Where: Appling Inspection Site, 2355 Appling City Cove

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ApplingStation1

Wednesday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What: First (1st)  Dose Appointments
Where: Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/GermantownTN1

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Appointments Rescheduled from Thursday, February 11th
Where:
Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Road, SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road, Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue
NO NEW APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

Friday, February 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Appointments Rescheduled from Friday, February 12th
Where:
Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Road and SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road
NO NEW APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENTS:

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What: Second (2nd) Dose Appointments – Pfizer only
Where:
Appling Inspection Site, 2355 Appling City Cove
Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/Appling2

Those who received the first dose of Pfizer on or before January 27th, may schedule a second dose on February 13th. Do not schedule a second dose appointment this week if you received your first dose of Pfizer after January 27th.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Second (2nd) doses of Pfizer and Moderna

Where: Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/germantown-2

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16 and 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Second (2nd) Dose Appointments – Pfizer and Moderna
Where:
Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Road
Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinFeb2

Those who received the first dose of Moderna on or before January 22nd or their first dose of Pfizer on or before January 29th, may schedule a second dose on February 16th or 17th. Do not schedule a second dose appointment this week if your date of first dose of Moderna was after January 22nd or your first dose of Pfizer was after January 29th.

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Second (2nd) doses of Pfizer and Moderna

Where: Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/Germantown1-2

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Second (2nd) doses of Pfizer only

Where: Appling Inspection Site, 2355 Appling City Cove

Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/Appling-2

Those who received the first dose of Moderna on or before January 27th or their first dose of Pfizer on or before February 3rd may schedule a second dose on February 20th. Do not schedule a second dose appointment this week if your date of first dose of Moderna was after January 27th or your first dose of Pfizer was after February 3rd.

FOR SENIORS ONLY

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Senior Saturday – first (1st) and second (2nd) doses of Pfizer and Moderna
Where: Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Road
Signup Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SeniorSaturdayPipkin

SENIORS 70 AND OLDER ONLY. MUST BE PREPARED TO PRESENT ID. NO ONE UNDER 70 WIILL BE VACCINATED.

Several hundred appointments per each day are reserved for telephone-assisted scheduling. Those without internet access or who need assistance may call 901-222-7468(SHOT) beginning Saturday February 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Please note: the hotline will not be available for scheduling until Saturday February 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The signup links are posted on the Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccination website: www.shelby.community. Anyone without internet access may call the Health Department’s vaccination hotline number: 901-222-7468(SHOT) for assistance in setting an appointment.

The Health Department is committed to providing second doses to everyone who received a first dose at one of our vaccination sites. Starting this week, all persons who receive a first dose at a Health Department site will be scheduled for a second dose appointment upon receiving the first dose.

For more information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our website: http://www.shelby.community/.

Click below for PDF version of the above press release.

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COVID-19 Update (2-12)

All Shelby County Health Department locations are closed today due to inclement weather. The COVID-19 response team is working remotely. All COVID-19 Vaccination Sites are also closed due to inclement weather.

The following COVID-19 Vaccination Sites will be closed Friday, February 12, 2021 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions:

Pipkin Building – 940 Early Maxwell Road, Memphis, TN 38104
Germantown Baptist Church – 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, 38139
Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Center – 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, TN 38116
CSFP Warehouse – 1020 South Bellevue, Memphis, TN 38106

Appointments scheduled for Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12
will be rescheduled to Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19.

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 & 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers and all persons age 70+. Currently all appointments are filled. New appointment availability will be posted at  https://shelby.community/ .

Other Vaccination Providers
Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:


  • 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.
  • Walmart – Now vaccinating those in group 1a1 & 1a2 and 70 +. To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases85,807
New Cases Today213
Deaths Total1,424
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours18*
Total Tested in Shelby County990,036
Tennessee Total Cases752,033
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/11/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/12/2021

Contact Tracing via Text

In order to perform more efficient and effective contact investigations for COVID-19, the Shelby County Health Department has launched case notification by text message to the public. Learn more at https://shelby.community/contact-tracing/

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments. The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19: https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.

SHELBY COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING: Friday February 19, 2021, 1-4 PM

Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Rd., Memphis, TN 38115
Must be age 5 & up to be tested
Only 150 tests available
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EACAB2CA2FBC43-prueba

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. To find a testing site near you, visit:

https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/.


Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2027,176
Total Calls Answered 2/10/21281


The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference


The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Due to inclement weather, Thursday’s scheduled bi-weekly press conference was cancelled. The next scheduled news conference is on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Public Viewing

The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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COVID-19 Update (2-10)

In order to perform more efficient and effective contact investigations for COVID-19, the Shelby County Health Department has launched case notification by text message to the public. Learn more at https://shelby.community/contact-tracing/

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Groups 1a1 & 1a2 and Age 70+ (Full Description at Bottom of Report)

First Dose Appointments ONLY

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 & 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers and all persons age 70+. Please check signup links below for availability.

Second dose appointments for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available on Saturday, February 13. Germantown Baptist Church on Friday, February 12:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/Germantown-2

These appointments are for the following:

  • Moderna 2nd Dose: For any person receiving 1st dose Moderna through January 20.
  • Pfizer 2nd Dose: For any person receiving 1st dose Pfizer through January 27. 

Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinBuildingSecondDose 

Please check https://shelby.community/ for additional availabilities. 

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

  • 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.
  • Walmart – Now vaccinating those in group 1a1 & 1a2 and 70 +. To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases85,404
New Cases Today170
Deaths Total1,398
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours11
Total Tested in Shelby County981,948
Tennessee Total Cases747,462
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/9/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/10/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 70+

COVID-19 vaccination for 1a1 and 1a2 groups, health care workers and individuals age 70+ continues. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide additional signup opportunities.

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.

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 here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.

COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:

Testing Locations:

  • University Clinical Health – 2355 Appling City Cove
  • Christ Community Health Services – Lamar Emissions Station – 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)

For Additional Testing Information Visit: https://covid19.memphistn.gov/resources/covid-19-testing-sites-in-shelby-county/


Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2026,895
Total Calls Answered 2/9/21207


The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference


The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Public Viewing

The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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COVID-19 Update (2-8)

In order to perform more efficient and effective contact investigations for COVID-19, the Shelby County Health Department has launched case notification by text message to the public. Learn more at https://shelby.community/contact-tracing/.

First Dose Appointments ONLY

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 and 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers and all persons age 70+.

First dose availabilities for 2355 Appling City Cove February 9 – February 10: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/appling1

First dose availabilities for Germantown Baptist Church February 10 – February 11: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/germantown1

First dose availabilities at the Pipkin Building February 9 – February 12: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinBuilding1

First dose availabilities for SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven, Feb 5-13: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb5-13

First dose availabilities for SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven, Feb 16-20: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb16-20

First dose availabilities for SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven, Feb 23-27: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb23-27

Second dose appointments for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available on Saturday, February 13. These appointments are for the following:

  • Moderna 2nd Dose: For any person receiving 1st dose Moderna through January 20th.
  • Pfizer 2nd Dose: For any person receiving 1st dose Pfizer through January 27th. 

Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinBuildingSecondDose

Please check www.shelby.community for additional availabilities.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

  • 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.
  • Walmart – Now vaccinating those in group 1a1 & 1a2 and 70 +. To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases85,076
New Cases Today278
Deaths Total1,379
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours1
Total Tested in Shelby County978,412

Tennessee Total Cases
744,600
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/7/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/8/2021

Ongoing & Completed Clusters

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain vulnerable populations:

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 70+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 and 1a2 groups, health care workers and individuals age 70+ continues. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide additional signup opportunities.

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.

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 here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.

Visit Shelby.Community for updates

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.

COVID-19 Testing Availability
Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:

  • University Clinical Health – 2355 Appling City Cove
  • Christ Community Health Services – Lamar Emissions Station – 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)

Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2026,387
Total Calls Answered 2/7/21150

The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Public Viewing: The public can watch the briefing live on the Health Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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COVID-19 Update (2-5)

The Shelby County Health Department has launched case notification via text message to the public. Learn more at https://shelby.community/contact-tracing/

FIRST DOSE APPOINTMENTS

Currently the Health Department is vaccinating first responders and health care workers listed in Phases 1a1 and 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers and all persons age 70+.

New first dose availabilities now open at the Pipkin Building today, February 5.

On Saturday, February 6, at the Pipkin Building appointments are available for second doses for:

  • Those vaccinated with Moderna vaccine through Jan. 9
  • Those vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine anytime through Jan. 16th
  • Please do not sign up for a Saturday, February 6 appointment if you have not received a first dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
  • Sign up for Pipkin Building appointments Feb. 4-6: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/PipkinBuilding

All February appointments for vaccinations at the Whitehaven vaccination site at SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road have been filled.

All appointments for first doses at the Appling Emissions Station are currently filled. Please check back for additional availabilities.

Second Dose Appointments ONLY

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and times for those already with reservations listed below.

There are some slots available for second doses for those vaccinated between Dec. 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021.

Other Vaccination Providers

Other providers are also vaccinating persons in the priority groups, including:

  • 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.
  • Walmart – To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.
Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases84,123
New Cases Today414
Deaths Total1,348
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours30
Total Tested in Shelby County965,276

Tennessee Total Cases
736,370
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/4/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/5/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 70+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 70+ continues at the Pipkin Building. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide additional signup opportunities.

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.

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:

Phase 1a1 Groups

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

Individuals age 70 and over

Phase 1a2 Groups

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.

Visit Shelby.Community for updates

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:

  • 2355 Appling City Cove
  • 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)

Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2025,953
Total Calls Answered 2/4/21201

The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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Mayor Strickland extends State of Emergency (2-2)

Mayor Strickland has extended the State of Emergency. Click below to view the executive order.

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COVID-19 Update (2-3)

The Shelby County Health Department has launched case notification via text message to the public. Learn more at https://shelby.community/contact-tracing/

FIRST DOSE COVID-19 Vaccinations for Groups 1a1& 1a2 and age 75+

NOW AVAILABLE IN WHITEHAVEN

Appointments now available for first doses of vaccine (Pfizer) for those who qualify at SWTCC at 1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven beginning February 5th and 2355 Appling City Cove beginning February 3rd.

Health Directive No. 17 in effect

For more information and the complete text of HD17, please visit Shelby County Health Department  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+ | Second Doses Update

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.

The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and times for those already with reservations listed below.

All other time reservation slots for this dose distribution have been filled. New schedules and reservation links will be posted when they become available. 

  • Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
    • Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases83,489
New Cases Today254
Deaths Total1,296
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours7
Total Tested in Shelby County957,759

Tennessee Total Cases
731,360
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/2/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/3/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

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 persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

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.

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.

Visit Shelby.Community for updates

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:

  • 2355 Appling City Cove
  • 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)





Flu Vaccination


The Health Department strongly recommends vaccination against influenza. It is possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and that may increase the risk of severe illness. The flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, but it is the best protection we have against seasonal influenza.

Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2025,547
Total Calls Answered 2/2/21235

The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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COVID-19 Update (2-2)

FIRST DOSE COVID-19 Vaccinations for Groups 1a1& 1a2 and age 75+

NOW AVAILABLE IN WHITEHAVEN

Appointments now available for first doses of vaccine (Pfizer) for those who qualify at SWTCC at
1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven beginning February 5th and 2355 Appling City Cove beginning
February 3rd.
• Whitehaven 1st Dose, Feb 5-13:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb5-13
• Whitehaven 1st Dose, Feb 16-20:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb16-20
• Whitehaven 1st Dose, Feb 23-27:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDWhitehavenFeb23-27
• Appling 1st Dose, Feb 3-6: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SCHDAppling1stDose

Health Directive No. 17 in effect
For more information and the complete text of HD17,
please visit Shelby County Health Department COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions & Directives page

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1, 1a2 groups and individuals age 75+ continue.
The Shelby County Health Department will provide 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine beginning 1/27/21. These vaccination sites are only open to those who received a first dose of vaccine at Lindenwood Christian Church or 1826 Sycamore View Road between December 28, 2020 and January 3, 2021. Locations and times for those already with reservations listed below.
All other time reservation slots for this dose distribution have been filled. New schedules and reservation links will be posted when they become available.
• Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104
o Tuesday, February 2 – Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Germantown Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
o Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
o Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
o Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Please call 901-222-SHOT (7468) for more information.

Shelby County COVID-19 Cases
Total Shelby County Cases83,235
New Cases Today206
Deaths Total1,289
Deaths Reported Last 24 Hours9
Total Tested in Shelby County955,672

Tennessee Total Cases
729,187
As of 2:00 p.m. 2/1/21
Numbers current as of 10:00 a.m. 2/2/2021

Shelby County Health Department is tracking clusters in facilities that serve certain
vulnerable populations:

COVID-19 Vaccines for “Phase 1a1”, “Phase 1a2” & Individuals Ages 75+

COVID-19 vaccinations for 1a1 groups, health care workers and individuals age 75+ continues at the Pipkin Building. All appointments are now filled for January. The Shelby County Health Department will continue to provide daily updates, announce when more appointments are available and provide another signup opportunity.

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 persons listed in the 1a1 groups, including:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Funeral/mortuary service providers
  • Health care workers, including:
    • Primary care providers and staff
    • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
    • Pharmacists and staff
    • Patient transport
    • Outpatient therapists
    • Urgent visit center providers and staff
    • Environmental services
    • Oral health providers
    • Behavioral health providers
    • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens
  • Individuals age 75 and over

All persons listed in the 1a2 groups, including:

  • Primary care providers and staff
  • Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients
  • Pharmacists and staff
  • Patient transport
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Urgent visit center providers and staff
  • Environmental services
  • Oral health providers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

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.

Early Treatment

An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors:

  • Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.
  • Anyone age 12-17 with sickle cell disease; neuromuscular disorder; dependence on medical intervention, such as a breathing or feeding tube; or a lung disorder such as asthma that requires daily medication.
  • Anyone over age 55 with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, COPD or other chronic respiratory disease.
  • Anyone over age 65.

If you test positive, and have any of these risk factors, ask your health care provider about early COVID-19 treatments.

Visit Shelby.Community for updates

The Shelby County Health Department, in collaboration with the Shelby County Joint Task Force, has created an online hub for COVID-19. Visit https://shelby.community/ for testing information, frequently asked questions and resources both communities and businesses.


COVID-19 Testing Availability

Shelby County has plenty of testing capacity available, and anyone who thinks they need a test should get one. Two of the community drive-through testing sites are now available to anyone, and no appointment is needed during their regular testing hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those sites are:

  • 2355 Appling City Cove
  • 1720 RKS Commercial Cove (off Lamar Avenue)





Flu Vaccination


The Health Department strongly recommends vaccination against influenza. It is possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, and that may increase the risk of severe illness. The flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, but it is the best protection we have against seasonal influenza.

Health Department Hotline

The Health Department is committed to providing as much information as possible to the public as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. The Health Department’s hotline number 901-222-MASK (6275), was activated March 12, 2020. Since that date, it has fielded thousands of calls from the general public about COVID-19.

Below are statistics about calls into the hotline since March 12, 2020, and a daily number of hotline calls fielded yesterday.

Health Department Call Center Statistics
Total Calls Received since 3/12/2025,312
Total Calls Answered 2/1/21265

The COVID-19 hotline is answered each day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-hours calls are returned as soon as possible on the next business day.

COVID-19 Joint Task Force Press Conference

The Health Department is also providing a live bi-weekly update for media partners each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:00pm via Go To Webinar through the COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Interpretation services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities are available.

Keeping Shelby County residents, elected officials, and faith and community leaders informed is an important part of our strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community.