City of Memphis says excess vaccines no longer available after residents flock to sites

City of Memphis says excess vaccines no longer available after residents flock to sites
A medical professional fills a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine in this undated file photo. (Source: KEYC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The City of Memphis says no-shows gave them an excess of prepared COVID-19 vaccine at several sites Tuesday, leading them to open at least one vaccine site to everyone, regardless of eligibility.

The Appling site at 2355 Appling Cove is now closed after offering vaccine to everyone for the first or second Pfizer dose. There were 100 extra doses available as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Excess doses were also available at the Pipkin Building and Raleigh’s Greater Imani for people eligible in Tennessee’s current vaccine phase, but they have since been administered.

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