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

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:

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. 


Please check 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 to receive vaccination.
  • Walmart – Now vaccinating those in group 1a1 & 1a2 and 70 +. To schedule an appointment, go to

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:

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 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:

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:

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.