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Shelby County is now vaccinating everyone ages 5 & up!

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:  May 19, 2022

For more data, please visit: http://shelbytnhealth.com/COVID-19data. 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 https://www.vaccines.gov/ and enter your zip code, or check with your vaccine provider for availability. 

 

COVID-19 Facts/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:

SCHD recommends that you follow CDC guidance on vaccinations (including boosters), testing, and wearing masks – Updated Mar. 24, 2022

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html

 

Testing for COVID-19 – Updated Mar. 22, 2022

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/

 

Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines // When Are You Up to Date? – Updated Apr. 21, 2022

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

 

How to Protect Yourself & Others – Updated Feb. 25, 2022

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

Your Guide to Masks / Wear a Mask to Protect Yourself and Others – Updated Aug. 12, 2021

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/masks.html

 

 

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 joan.e.carr@shelbycountytn.gov.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

See our full list of frequently asked questions here.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free!

(CDC) Vaccines: What You Need to Know

  • For the best protection, everyone 5 years and older is recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.

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.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free!

(CDC) COVID-19 Vaccines for Specific Groups of People

  • For the best protection, everyone 5 years and older is recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.

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.

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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