Shelby Co. Health Dept. closing 2 COVID-19 vaccine sites

Shelby Co. Health Dept. closing two vaccine sites

SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department announced it will close two COVID-19 vaccine sites this week. The Lindenwood Christan Church and 1826 Sycamore View Road sites are closed until further notice.

The health department said it will announce later this week when and where the drive-thru vaccination will resume for 1a1 groups, funeral/mortuary workers, and the 75+ population.

Here’s break down of the 1a1 group as defined by the Tennessee Department of Health:

  • First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and firefighters
  • Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Home health care staff with direct patient contact
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged, and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials
  • Individuals > 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability
  • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials

For more details on the COVID-19 vaccine plan in Shelby County, click here.

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