County Commissioners express concerns with latest Shelby County vaccine loss, investigation

Mayor Lee Harris answered a tough round of questions from Shelby County commissioners and the media about vaccine distribution.

  The Investigators: State investigating if Shelby County residents received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

City of Memphis now accepting vaccine appointments for next week

  Director of Shelby County Health Dept. resigns amid investigation into vaccine mismanagement

Arkansas truck driver making delivery to Shreveport ends up on ECMO machine for 30+ days

TDH: Over 1,500 new cases reported in Tennessee

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Hundreds of inmates, detainees recover from COVID-19 in Shelby Co.

Arkansas Gov. extending public health emergency another month; mask mandate could end if criteria is met

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 731 new cases reported Fri.

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NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  City of Memphis releases vaccine distribution plan

  CDC on the way to Shelby County, in contact about wasted and unused doses

The CDC said Thursday that it is aware of reports of COVID-19 vaccine wastage in Shelby County and has spoken with public health officials in the county and state.

  Tennessee U.S. lawmakers respond to SCHD vaccine waste investigation

One university professor thinks a federal investigation is unlikely.

  City of Memphis holding pop-up vaccine events this weekend; make your appointment here

Vaccine appointments are available on the City of Memphis’ new vaccination appointment site.

  TDH: Nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases across Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department reported 220 new COVID-19 cases Thursday with 19 new deaths.

Mississippi Blvd Church now a vax site for members, friends and family

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  State blasts Shelby Co. over vaccine mishandling

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  State says Shelby County’s stockpiling of vaccines “another significant violation” of vaccine management

  City of Memphis in charge of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Some things may change in the coming weeks as vaccine distribution is put into the City of Memphis’ hands.

  Mass vaccinations begin for teachers at Shelby County Schools

The plan is for SCS to give 2,000 shots each day through Friday.

Tennessee governor ‘disappointed’ in Shelby County vaccine waste

“We are disappointed in what’s happened in Shelby County, but we swiftly took action as soon as we knew there was an issue,” said Lee.

  Teachers, first responders and law enforcement employees now eligible for vaccine in MS

Teachers, first responders and law enforcement employees are now eligible to sign up for the vaccine.

  Shelby County Health Dept. officials discuss state investigation into vaccine waste

SCHD Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter spoke to members of the media Wednesday during a virtual news conference, saying she discovered the vaccine waste and doses nearing expiration when preparing for inclement weather.

  TDH: 1,631 new COVID-19 cases across Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department reported 141 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday with zero new deaths.

Kroger to administer COVID-19 vaccine at 115 pharmacies across Tennessee

Kroger Health has received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine through its partnership with the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership.

Reeves announces 30k new first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Gov. Reeves announces 30k new first-dose appointments.

  Best Life: Bariatric surgery lowers COVID-19 complications

For months, health experts have cautioned that obese patients are more likely to be hospitalized and need mechanical ventilation if they contract COVID-19.

  Best Life: Fake News? How to spot a deep fake

Manipulating videos to persuade an audience is nothing new, however, technology is making it harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s not.

  City of Memphis takes over vaccine distribution

The city also plans to have a newly developed sign-up system in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

  SCHD no longer in charge of vaccine distribution

The state of Tennessee has cut the Shelby County health department out of vaccination distribution and instead, they’re relying on the city of Memphis hospitals and pharmacies.

  State Investigation: 2,400 vaccine doses expired in Shelby County

The state wants to correct the problems and that means taking away physical vaccine management from the Shelby County Health Department.

Teachers, first responders can get COVID vaccine starting March 1

Cases have been dropping in the state, a “welcome trend,” according to State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

  State investigation uncovers 2,400 vaccine doses expired in Shelby County, other issues with vaccine management

TDH personnel also found a lack of standard operating procedures for storage and handling of the vaccine, insufficient record keeping and no formal process for management of soon-to-expire vaccine doses.

  Arkansas expands vaccinations to 65+; adds 115k to those eligible

Hutchinson announces Arkansas will receive an additional 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week from the federal government.

  TDH: Over 2,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department reported 110 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with zero new deaths.

  Best Life: Tax Time! COVID-19 impacting your W-2?

Tax season is here! Your job, health, and finances may look a little different in the year of COVID-19, and that doesn’t stop with taxes.

  Best Life: App helps seniors with diabetes, monitor blood sugar

People with type one diabetes are at risk for hypoglycemia, a dangerous drop in blood sugar that can cause confusion, seizures, or loss of consciousness.

  New COVID-19 variant enters Shelby County as health dept. deals with vaccine woes

Shelby County health leaders confirm that the South African COVID-19 variant is in Shelby County.

  Thousands of Shelby County teachers to be vaccinated this week

At Shelby County Schools alone, more than 6,000 teachers will be vaccinated by the end of the week.

  Health department confirms 3rd COVID-19 variant in Shelby County

As of Monday morning, the county has 1,527 active cases in the county.

  School employees across Shelby County to get COVID-19 vaccine

School leaders at districts across Shelby County are planning COVID-19 vaccine events as the county moves into the next vaccination phase.

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

Shelby Co. Health Dept. releases COVID-19 vaccine schedule for this week

The Shelby County Health Department has released the COVID-19 vaccine schedule for the week of February 22 through February 27, 2021.

  Best Life: Are you a COVID-19 super spreader?

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out across the country, but medical experts say this is not the time to let our guards down. As of January, there have been over 25 million cases and 433,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.

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  TDH: 1,129 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 86 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with five more virus-related deaths countywide.

  Vaccinations resume in Shelby County

When they reopen, they will take appointments that had been scheduled for the previous week.

  Second-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Monday, SCHD says

New appointments are available for second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations, the Shelby County Health Department announced Saturday.

  TDH: Under 1,000 virus-related hospitalizations reported in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health reported 1,335 new COVID-19 cases Saturday with 51 virus-related deaths statewide.

  Shelby County teachers, 65 and older become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

After months of waiting, teachers will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week. Shelby County is moving into phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan, which includes other child care staff members and those older than 65.

  Health department orders restaurants that can’t comply with boil water advisory to close

Initially, the health department said all restaurants and businesses would need to close but clarified later that establishments that can comply with the boil water advisory can continue operations.

  TDH: More than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 42 new COVID-19 cases Thursday with nine more virus-related deaths countywide.

Whitehaven COVID-19 vaccination site opens this weekend, taking make-up appointments

The Shelby County Health Department is opening the Whitehaven site this weekend to provide make-up vaccination appointments.

All Shelby Co. Health Dept. locations closed Friday

Inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions have forced the Shelby County Health Department to shut down all locations on Friday.

  What to do when a boil water advisory is issued?

In what might seem contradictory, MLGW also says you can let your water faucets drip to keep the pipes from freezing.

  Second dose anxiety continues after winter storms close vaccine sites

Now, doctors said they have little information about what will happen if that window is not met.

  Q&A: Infectious disease specialist has high hopes in J&J vaccine

The City of Memphis partnered with Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Manoj Jain for an update on COVID-19 vaccinations.

  CDC says vaccine shipments will be delayed because of winter weather disruptions at Memphis FedEx hub

Severe winter weather in the Mid-South is impacting shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  998 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 72 more deaths

Shelby County Health Department reported 38 new COVID-19 cases Thursday with two virus-related deaths countywide.

New health directive lifts more business restrictions in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department announced a new health directive Wednesday that further lifts restrictions on businesses.

  COVID-19: Over 700 new cases reported in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with zero virus-related deaths countywide.

  Shelby County vaccine sites closed through Saturday, DeSoto closed Wednesday

More businesses across Mississippi close due to inclement weather.

  TDH: More than 900 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 116 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday with zero virus-related deaths countywide.

  TN Health Dept. to begin COVID-19 vaccinations of adults age 65+, teachers

Registration starts Monday, Feb. 22.

  Ark. to get 6-7k more vaccines per week; increases indoor/outdoor event directive

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Shelby County Health Department announces new COVID-19 vaccine site in Raleigh/Frayser communities

Greater Imani Cathedral of Faith at 3824 Austin Peay Highway will host vaccines beginning next week.

2 additional MATA employees test positive for COVID-19

The Memphis Area Transit Authority reported two new cases of COVID-19 among employees on Tuesday.

Shelby County, DeSoto County COVID-19 vaccination sites closed Tuesday

Widespread snow and hazardous road conditions prompted health leaders in Shelby County and DeSoto County to close COVID-19 vaccination sites Tuesday.

City of Memphis taking over vaccine operations at Pipkin Building

In a statement Monday, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland cited the Appling location’s success and said they will implement the same strategy at the Pipkin Building.

New variant of COVID-19 strain detected in Mississippi

United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 detected in Mississippi

  Shelby Co. reschedules COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Inclement weather has forced the Shelby County Health Department to reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

  First of SCS elementary teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine

The first group of Shelby County Schools elementary teachers were able to get vaccinated Monday after the Shelby County Mayor’s Officer notified them of a limited availability.

  TDH: Over 1,000 active virus cases, 4 new deaths reported in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 156 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with one virus-related deaths countywide.

New dates set for COVID-19 vaccinations after Monday’s cancellations

New dates set for COVID-19 vaccinations

Snow continues to slow down COVID-19 vaccinations

Many sites have already been canceled and rescheduled.

DeSoto County vaccine site closed Monday due to inclement weather

All appointments will be rescheduled at a later date.