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Shelby County is now vaccinating everyone ages 5 & up!

COVID-19 Guidelines

January 26, 2022

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Shelby County

Shelby County is now vaccinating ages 5 & up. Get the facts and get vaccinated against COVID-19

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Daily Update: January 26, 2022

For more data, please visit: All data previously included in the Daily COVID-19 Update can be found at that webpage.


Vaccinations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old. 3rd doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and 2nd doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to all adults 18 and older. 3rd doses of Pfizer vaccines are now available to adolescents ages 12 and older and moderately or severely immunocompromised 5–11-year-olds. To find a vaccination site near you, go to and enter your zip code, or check with your vaccine provider for availability. 


COVID-19 Facts: The Shelby County Health Department continues to serve as the community’s source for the latest information about the COVID-19 response. Please visit http://Shelby.Community for tips on how to slow the spread, stay safe, and get tested.


COVID-19 Questions/Concerns: If members of the community have any questions about COVID-19 or would like to report concerns, please encourage them to call (901) 222 – MASK (6275).


Important links:

Quarantine and Isolation:


How to Protect Yourself and Others:


Workplaces and Businesses:


Schools, Child Care, and Colleges:

Media Inquiries: If members of the media have any questions about COVID-19 or the great work of the Shelby County Health Department, please contact the Health Department’s Public Information Officer at (901) 222-9010 or


Frequently Asked Questions

See our full list of frequently asked questions here.

Early Treatment for COVID-19

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.


We have compiled information on county-wide resources to help aid Shelby County residents and businesses.

Job Opportunities

Containing COVID-19 has created an urgent need for dozens of people to be trained to identify infected individuals and track down anyone and everyone that could have exposed to the virus. Shelby County needs your help. Learn more by clicking below.


Meet Your Shelby County Joint Task Force Team

Mayor Lee Harris

Mayor of Shelby County

Michelle A. Taylor, MD, DRPH, MPA

Director of Shelby County Health Department

and many more…

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