MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County well being officers spoke Tuesday about COVID-19 vaccine growth and COVID-19-related information in our space.
Over 90,000 circumstances have been reported within the county. 1,546 folks have died.
255,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given in Shelby County.
Over 77,000 folks at the moment are absolutely vaccinated, in line with Chief of Epidemiology David Sweat.
Variant strains of the virus are being transmitted locally, notably the UK variant.
The vaccine will shield in opposition to the UK variant, Sweat mentioned.
Doug McGowen, Chief Working Officer for Metropolis of Memphis, mentioned town is getting extra vaccines out into the larger group by way of pop-up vaccine pods at varied places.
This week the Metropolis is delivering over 30,000 doses to mounted websites. Different clinics will obtain round 8,000 doses.
By Tuesday of subsequent week, all lecturers in Shelby County ought to be absolutely vaccinated, McGowen mentioned.
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Vaccines shall be accessible this weekend at Melrose Excessive College in Orange Mound.
To make a vaccine appointment, name 901-222-SHOT.
1000’s of appointments are nonetheless accessible this week.
Subsequent week, vaccine pods shall be accessible in areas of South Memphis, North Memphis and Frayser.
Shelby County is in section 3 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan, and anybody over 45 can get the vaccine, McGowen mentioned.
Subsequent week, vaccines will open up for anybody over age 16.
Appointments for subsequent week shall be accessible for sign-up starting Friday round midday.
Shelby County has acquired an additional 20,000 vaccine doses from the state, McGowen mentioned.
After the Easter weekend, vaccines availability shall be expanded once more.