COVID-19: The vaccine -- FAQs updated April 5, 2021

COVID-19: The vaccine -- FAQs updated April 5, 2021
COVID-19: The Vaccine FAQs (Source: WMC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - We all have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Am I eligible for the vaccine? When can I get it? How do I sign up?

Here are the questions we get the most. The information changes often, so we’ll update this page whenever updates are available.

TENNESSEE

Who is eligible?

Everyone 16 and older is now eligible in Tennessee.

Veterans and their caretakers may be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine through their local Veterans Affairs facility. In Memphis, the VA Medical Center is providing the vaccine to VA health care personnel, veterans in long-term care facilities, veterans who receive care at the VA and are at higher risks for COVID-19 illness and some family caregivers. See more about eligibility from the Memphis VA Medical Center.

How do I sign up?

Appointments are required in all Tennessee counties. Click here to select your county and request a vaccine appointment.

Click here for appointments in Shelby County. You must then choose the appropriate sign-up link (first or second dose, preferred location).

Where do I go to get the vaccine?

In Shelby County, there are several locations where vaccines are being distributed through the health department depending on whether it’s your first or second dose.


MISSISSIPPI

Who is eligible?

Everyone 16 and older is now eligible in Mississippi.

How do I sign up?

Appointments are required. Click here to schedule your vaccination.

Where do I go to get the vaccine?

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available for eligible Mississippians at drive-thru sites across the state and from some local health care providers.

View the current list of vaccination sites across the state or click here for a searchable map of vaccine providers.


ARKANSAS

Who is eligible?

Everyone 16 and older is now eligible in Arkansas.

How do I sign up?

For those in phase 1b, employers should poll workers to find out how many want the vaccine, then reach out to an Arkansas Department of Health Local Health Unit or community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic.

For Arkansans 65 or older, use the Arkansas Department of Health’s pharmacy/vaccine clinic locations map below to reach out to your local pharmacy or provider to sign up for the vaccine.

Where do I go to get the vaccine?

Pharmacies across the state are helping distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. The Arkansas Department of Health created a map of locations where eligible residents can get the vaccine.

A limited number of doses are also available at Walgreens stores in Arkansas. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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