Vaccines now available to anyone 16 and older in Shelby County

Vaccines open for anyone 16 and older in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Anyone 16 or older in Memphis and Shelby County can now get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility opened to everyone Friday. Parents or guardians must accompany teens younger than 18 and complete a consent form.

Appointments for next week will be posted by noon Friday at covid19.memphistn.gov.

A number of other counties in west Tennessee are also offering the vaccine to everyone 16 and older. Officials cite a decrease in demand for expanding eligibility so quickly.

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