Vaccination sites across the Mid-South close for impending weather, appointments rescheduled

Vaccinations canceled in Tipton County Thursday for weather

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Threats of an ice storm are interfering with vaccination efforts in the Mid-South.

Vaccination sites in Shelby County are closed Thursday, and all appointments for the day are being postponed until the same time the following Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Tennessee Department of Health says vaccination locations are closed in separate counties, including Tipton County where Covington Mayor Justin Hanson says anyone impacted will be contacted.

In Mississippi, vaccination sites in DeSoto, Lafayette, Panola and Washington counties are closed. Appointments are being rescheduled as follows:

  • DeSoto and Lafayette County appointments are rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20.
  • Panola County appointments are rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16.
  • Washington County appointments are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18.

Health departments in the following counties will now open at 10 a.m. Thursday: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tate, Tunica and Washington.

The Arkansas Department of Health also warned weather could postponed vaccination appointments this week. ADH says to reach out to the pharmacy or clinic where you’re scheduled for a vaccine to find about about rescheduling your appointment.

An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect for several counties in the Mid-South until Thursday, and a Winter Storm Watch is set to go into effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

This story will be updated.

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