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Shelby County is currently vaccinating Phases 1a1, 1a2 and 1b. In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Monday, March 8, 2021.

  • 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.)

    Appointment availabilities at City of Memphis and Shelby County vaccination locations will be posted at https://covid19.memphistn.gov/ each Friday for the following week.

    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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