Vaccine

  Hundreds get leftover vaccine after plea from city officials

It started with a late afternoon plea on social media from the city; too many no-shows for appointments at the Appling vaccination site.

  Investigators: State says expired vaccines not dangerous but still investigating whether any were given

  CDC team arrives to investigate Shelby County vaccine mismanagement

  State could get 54k J&J vaccines, city ramps up to 50k doses given a week

  TDH believes misleading expiration dates on vaccine cards could be due to clerical error

  Tennessee moving to vaccine phase 1C next week; here’s who becomes eligible

  Tennessee used military might to help City of Memphis vaccine program

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  Clinical trial participants may be first to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Memphis

  Investigators: What if the state says you received expired COVID-19 vaccine dose?

  City of Memphis prepares for influx of vaccine as another shot comes on the market

  Archdiocese calls J&J vaccine ‘morally corrupt’ for use of abortion cells

  Shelby County Government begins search for new health director

City of Memphis opens appointments for 2nd dose Moderna shots

  FedEx starts shipping third approved COVID-19 vaccine

FedEx is making history, again. The shipping giant has started shipping the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine on behalf of McKesson Corp.

  City of Memphis takes over vaccination distribution, 30,000 online appointments available

Mayor Strickland said the city promises to continue being more transparent in its reporting of vaccine distribution.

  Over 3,000 vaccine doses administered to Shelby County educators

Early Friday morning Memphis Fire Department delivered about 3,000 vaccine doses to school districts across the county.

  Mayor Strickland ‘proud’ of city’s progress in vaccine distribution takeover

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland shared some updates Friday about the city’s COVID-19 vaccine takeover that he says he’s proud to announce.

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

  Timeline of Shelby County vaccine concerns

  Vaccinations at Pipkin Building said to be going smoother under direction of City of Memphis

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

City of Memphis now accepting vaccine appointments for next week

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

  City of Memphis releases vaccine distribution plan

The City of Memphis officially took over the responsibility of distributing the vaccine Wednesday morning.

  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.

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

Mississippi Blvd Church is partnering with Methodist Healthcare to become a COVID-19 vaccine site.

  State blasts Shelby Co. over vaccine mishandling

State health officials announced they discovered a stockpile of 52,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which was about 30,000 too many.

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

It was the pharmacist’s job to take inventory and to track all of the vaccines but access to the pharmacy during the winter storm was limited.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Shelby County vaccine sites closed through Saturday, DeSoto closed Wednesday

More businesses across Mississippi close due to inclement weather.

  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.

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.

  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.

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.

MSDH: Vaccination appointments could be canceled due to winter storm

The Mississippi State Department of Health says the Mid-South winter storm could cause vaccine cancellations Monday.

Shelby County vaccinations sites open today

The Shelby County Health Department says its vaccination sites are open today after closing due to harsh winter weather conditions.

Miss. health officials to relax quarantine guidelines for those vaccinated against COVID-19

State to relax guidelines for those vaccinated against COVID-19

  Frustration grows as inclement weather cancels vaccine appoinments in Mid-South

Thousands of first and second dose appointments opened up Friday afternoon for the week of Feb. 13 - 20.

Thousands of first, second dose vaccine appointments open up in Shelby County

You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment upon receiving the first dose, SCHD says.

  Crossing state lines for COVID-19 vaccines

People are crossing county and sometimes state lines for faster vaccinations.

Friday vaccination appointments in Shelby County delayed due to icy weather

All Shelby County Health Department locations closed Friday, Feb. 12.

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

Threats of an ice storm are interfering with the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations in the Mid-South.

  Thursday vaccine appointments in Shelby County postponed a week

All appointments for Feb. 11 are now rescheduled for the same time Thursday, Feb. 18.

  Gov. Bill Lee holds news conference as vaccinations continue in Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee will host a news conference Wednesday morning. The conference comes days after Lee delivered his third State of the State address.

  State officials working on ways to help elderly Tennesseans make vaccine appointments

Help is on the way according to the state of Tennessee and the state is working with health departments to find those people.

  Doctor with UTHSC says late second doses are still effective

The mad dash to get an appointment for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has left some people concerned they may miss their inoculation deadline.

  Shelby County health officials anticipate teachers will get vaccinated in March

Shelby County health officials say they have to get through the majority of the population that is eligible for the vaccine now before moving on to teachers.

  SCHD: 700 second dose vaccine appointments snagged within moments

So far only two days have been set aside for those appointments this week and for some, anxiety is reaching a boiling point.

  State health officials urging Tennesseans 70 and older to register for vaccine

The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans 70 years of age and older to register to receive their COVIVD-19 vaccine.

  Appointments fill quickly for second doses Friday in Shelby County

Minutes after announcing additional appointments available for second doses in Shelby County, all the appointments appear to be full, according to the sign-up page on the Shelby County Health Department’s website.

  Sign up to get COVID-19 vaccine at Mississippi Walmart locations

Several Walmart locations across DeSoto County, Mississippi will give out coronavirus vaccines. Stores in Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, Clarksdale, and Cornith plan to participate.

  Health leaders push to inform minority communities on COVID-19 vaccine

Some elected officials believe accessibility to vaccination sites is a major issue and so is keeping the community informed.

  Anxiety grows surrounding second vaccine doses in Shelby County

Of the more than 80,000 vaccine doses administered in Shelby County about 21,600 have been second doses.