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Shelby County is now vaccinating all adults age 16+.

  • Hospital/free-standing emergency department staff with direct patient exposure and/or exposure to potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff
  • COVID-19 mass testing site staff (includes drive-through mass testing. Does not include people who work in clinics where testing is performed)
  • Student health providers in a school, college, or university
  • Staff and Residents of LTCF (Live in a Long-term Care Facility, Assisted Living Center, Home for the Aged, Home for People living with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, or receive care in a group home)
  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, homes for the aged, DIDD residential centers, group homes
  • First responders with direct public exposure (front-line law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, mental health crisis response, rescue squads, frontline corrections officers and jailers, Department of Children’s Services transportation officers, secure residential facility staff serving delinquent youth. Does not include dispatchers and administrative staff)
  • Individuals 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to a serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
    • 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
    • K-12 and child care teachers and staff
    • Other first responders
      • Administrative staff, dispatchers, communications staff, other first responders without significant direct public contact
      • Airfield operations personnel employed by primary commercial and cargo service airports
    • Individuals age 65 and older

    Residents who are 16 years old or older with health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

    • Caregivers (or household residents) of medically fragile children <16 years old (such as technologically dependent individuals, immunocompromised individuals, individuals with diabetes requiring medication, individuals with complex congenital or life-threatening cardiac conditions requiring ongoing medical management, individuals qualifying for a Katie Beckett waiver)
    • Chronic renal disease
    • COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis, moderate-severe asthma
    • Obesity (BMI >30)
    • Heart failure, CAD, cardiomyopathies, hypertension
    • Sickle cell (not including sickle cell trait) or thalassemia
    • Cerebrovascular disease or stroke
    • Dementia
    • Liver disease
    • Immunocompromised or weak immune system (receiving chemotherapy, taking daily oral steroid or other immunosuppressant medication, living with HIV/AIDS, history of organ, blood or bone marrow transplant)
    • Technologically dependent (such as individuals who are ventilator dependent, oxygen-dependent, with tracheostomy, chronically wheelchair-bound, require tube feedings, parenteral nutrition, or dialysis)
    • Pregnancy (NOTE: The CDC and World Health Organization have advised that pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe illness due to COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have not been studied in pregnant women, and women who are pregnant are encouraged to discuss this decision with their medical provider.)

    Residents employed in the following critical infrastructure industries:Social

    • Services (DCS) (includes child welfare agency personnel with direct public exposure)
    • Commercial agriculture
    • Commercial food production
    • Corrections staff not included in 1a1 (includes administrative staff, those without regular public/inmate contact)
    • Public transit

    Residents employed in the following critical infrastructure industries:

    • Transportation (including postal and package delivery, freight railroad, maritime cargo, commercial or cargo service airports)
    • Public infrastructure (includes dams, roads, locks, and bridge maintenance and engineering, solid waste collection, and processing)
    • Telecommunications (includes those providing direct services)
    • Utilities/Energy (includes line workers and other maintenance and engineering personnel involved in direct provision of services)
      • Individuals in congregate living facilities (includes those living and working in shelters, college dormitories, other settings where individuals are capable of independent living)
      • Grocery workers
      • Corrections (includes those housed in detention centers, prisons, and jails)

      Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at each Friday for the following week.

      Other Vaccination Providers

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

      COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

      When will you be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Find out through this online tool from Tennessee Department of Health.

      How do you feel about the vaccine?

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