Shelby County releases list of flu shot locations - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County releases list of flu shot locations

 Flu Season is Coming and Time for Shots

MEMPHIS, TN - The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department wants to remind citizens in the priority groups that now is the time to come in for influenza (flu) shots.  Since the first announcement of the availability of vaccine, the response of individuals coming to the Public Health Clinics for flu shots has been lower than expected.

At this time the vaccine is available to the tier priority groups defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and includes:

  • individuals sixty-five (65) years of age or older,
  • individuals with chronic health conditions including heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, diabetes, anemia and other blood disorders,
  • residents of long-term care facilities,
  • ages 2-64 years with chronic health conditions,
  • children aged 6-23 months,
  • pregnant women,
  • health care personnel who provide direct patient care,
  • household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children aged less than six (6) months, and 
  • all individuals greater than six months of age who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita that are living in group settings.

Additional vaccine is expected to be available Monday, October 24 in the Health Department?s Public Health Clinics for other individuals that are not in the priority group.  At this time the vaccine is free for those seniors covered by Medicare and $17.00 for all others.  With receipt of the next shipment of vaccine cost will be increased to $20.00 for those individuals not covered by Medicare due to the increased supply and administrative costs of the Health Department.

The flu shots for the priority group will be available Monday, October 17th at these locations:

  • Immunization Clinic, 814 Jefferson Ave, 38105
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Collierville Clinic, 167 Washington St., 38017
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am -11:00 am & noon - 3:00 pm,
    Tuesdays & Thursdays only.

  • Galloway Clinic, 477 N. Manassas, 38105
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Hickory Hill Clinic, 6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38115
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday,
    Saturday Hours: 2nd  & 4th Saturdays from 9:00 am ? noon.

  • Millington Clinic, 8225 Highway 51 N, 38053 
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Raleigh Clinic, 3040 Covington Pike, 38128 
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
    Saturday Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 9:00 am - noon.

  • Shelby Crossing Clinic, 6170 Macon Road, 38134 
    Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Southland Mall Clinic, 1278 Southland Mall, Shelby Dr/Hwy 51, 38116 
    Clinic Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
    Saturday Hours: 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9:00 am - noon.

As always we remind the public that other infection control measures can be very effective in preventing and or controlling an influenza outbreak.

    • Proper handwashing techniques.
    • Respiratory etiquette: covering your mouth when you cough and disposing of tissues when you sneeze or low your nose.
    • Staying home from work or school when you are sick.
    • Use of anti-viral medications available through prescription from your health care provider.

For more information regarding the symptoms of the flu, or clarification of high-risk groups, contact The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department at           (901) 544-7708 during normal business hours.


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