FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 30, 2020
CONTACT: Joan Carr Office: (901) 222-9010 Cell: (901) 691-5704
SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER PRIORITY GROUPS
CONTINUES TODAY, DECEMBER 30, 2020
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department today is vaccinating first responders and certain high-risk frontline health care workers deemed “1a1” in the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan listed here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.
The vaccines, being given at the two drive-thru vaccination sites in Shelby County, are currently only available to people who meet the following criteria.
They are being contacted through their employer/facility and are required to sign up for an appointment on an online scheduling app, and they are asked to bring an employee badge or ID. All those vaccinated receive instructions about when and where to return to receive their second dose of vaccine.
Once vaccination of the Phase 1a1 groups has been completed, the Health Department and partnering agencies will begin the vaccination of the Phase 1a2 groups, which include other health care workers who have direct patient exposure.
Shelby County Health Department is proud to be a part of this historic vaccination effort against COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our website: http://www.shelby.community/.