Vaccine

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccinations in Miss. plunge more than 60 percent over last five weeks

What Gov. Tate Reeves alluded to in March is already happening much faster than some experts anticipated: fewer Mississippians are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 each week since March 27, a 66 percent decrease in daily average doses over that timeframe.

  Shelby County making progress toward vaccine goal, COVID-19 task force says

  More pharmacies offering walk-ins

  Q&A with Methodist Healthcare infectious disease specialist

Less than 13K vaccine doses administered in Shelby County in last week

SCHD reports first daily COVID-19 case increase below 100 in weeks

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

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Over 219K people fully vaccinated in Shelby County

  Johnson & Johnson vaccination location opens Monday in Memphis

  Vaccine equity improves slightly in Tennessee, data shows

  SCHD reports another 149 new COVID-19 cases

  149 new COVID-19 cases reported, 1 additional death

  Shelby County sees first decrease in weekly test positivity rate in more than a month

  Investigators: State research shows white, rural conservative Tennesseans most likely to not trust COVID-19 vaccine

The research, obtained exclusively by the WMC Action News 5 Investigators, shows white conservatives living in rural areas are most unlikely to get vaccinated.

Walmart & Sam’s Club to offer COVID-19 vaccines

No appointment is required, walk-ins are accepted.

  Health leaders ponder masks, as more variants are found in Shelby County

So far there has only been one report of the B1617 variant- the variant causing issues in India right now.

  COVID-19 variant from India detected in Shelby County

Shelby County reported 175 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. It’s the 23rd day of April with more than 100 new daily cases.

City of Memphis COVID-19 vaccine appointment site back online

  Survey sheds light on dwindling COVID-19 vaccine demand in Mississippi

‘State of the Pandemic’: Experts discuss mental health, misinformation and impact on children

Only 52% of Mississippi parents intend to vaccinate their children against COVID-19

Task force estimates show Shelby County could have more than 6K active COVID-19 cases in next 30 days

  Plans for Shelby County’s remaining J&J doses to be announced

  CDC expected to loosen COVID-19 guidelines as vaccination rates drop across US

Vaccine demand continues to fall as CDC takes a look at new guidelines.

Shelby County hits 20th day this month with 100+ new daily cases

Shelby County Health Department reports more than 150 new COVID-19 cases.

  Vaccine demand drops sharply across the Mid-South

It comes as polls show many Americans still don’t plan to get the vaccine, raising doubts about when the country can achieve herd immunity to end the pandemic.

  Over 1,600 active cases reported in Shelby County

It’s the 17th day this month with more than 100 new daily cases.

Can digital vaccine credentials help us return to normal?

As more Americans are getting vaccinated, the conversation is now shifting to how people can return to normal life, and gain access to concerts, stadiums, airport and the workplace.

  Shelby County weekly test positivity rate increases again

It’s the 17th day this month with more than 100 new daily cases.

  197 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths; more than 300K Shelby Countians receive vaccines

Shelby County has had 18 days this month with more than 100 new cases each day.

  Gift cards being distributed at some Shelby County vaccination sites Friday

Cards will be handed out at the new site in Frayser along with Raleigh and Whitehaven.

Arkansas mom claims she was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

A mother of five claims she was fired from her job for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

  CDC investigating Oregon woman’s death after J&J vaccine

Oregon health authorities say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  Low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine has city leaders worried

This federal mass vaccination site at the Pipkin Building is set to leave May 17 if they can’t increase demand in Memphis.

  Shelby County offering more incentives in hopes of increasing vaccine totals

On Friday $20 Kroger gift cards will be handed out at the Raleigh location at Greater Imani Church.

  CDC releases new data about COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, says it’s safe

The data is based on reports from over 35,000 U.S. women who received either the Moderna or Pfizer shots while pregnant.

1M vaccines administered in Arkansas but “more shots in arms needed”

A North Little Rock college student became the one-millionth person in Arkansas to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. But the governor says more shots in arms are needed.

Shelby County weekly test positivity rate increases again

It’s the 17th day this month with more than 100 new daily cases.

  Threlkeld: Targeting smaller groups may be answer to increase vaccinations

One thing discussed by health officials on Tuesday was the possibility of employers getting groups together to go through vaccine sites.

  109 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death reported in Shelby County

After one day below 100, Shelby County reported another 100-plus day for new COVID-19 cases.

  Shelby County on precipice of fourth wave, COVID-19 task force says

The health department reported just 65 cases Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 93,960 since the start of the pandemic.

Frayser COVID-19 vaccination site to open Tuesday

No appointments are required.

  SCHD: 145 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths reported in Shelby Co.

According to the health department, the most recent weekly test positivity rate is 6.1. It’s increased nearly each week since the first week of March.

  SCHD reports over 1,600 active cases in Shelby County

According to the health department, the most recent weekly test positivity rate is 6.1. It’s increased nearly each week since the first week of March.

  Football, tailgating and vaccinations at Friday Night Stripes

Friday Night Stripes event gave fans to see the tiger football team in action for its Spring game.

  No-appointment vaccinations, incentives continue throughout the weekend

Health Directive 20 goes into effect on Saturday, and it allows buffets to reopen and indoor and outdoor dancing.

  Latinx community makes up less than 5% of those vaccinated

Less than 5 percent of the Latinx community in Shelby County has been vaccinated.

  Weekly test positivity rate increases as Shelby County sees 9th consecutive day of 100+ new COVID-19 cases

According to the health department, the most recent weekly test positivity rate is 6.1. It’s increased nearly each week since the first week of March.

  White House COVID Task Force doctors have message for Mississippians

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Cameron Webb tell Mississippians the best shot out of the COVID-19 pandemic is to get the vaccination.

  Shelby County ramps up efforts to boost vaccination numbers

On Friday no appointment will be needed.

  Even without J&J doses, vaccination efforts for homeless and homebound continue

After news broke about the J&J vaccine Spratlin said they immediately stopped using it.

  Surge in COVID cases increases push for more vaccinations

The 262 cases is a major increase considering just a couple of weeks ago we were averaging about 100 cases a day.

  Shelby County COVID-19 task force monitoring case increases for possible 4th wave

It’s the eighth straight day of more than 100 new cases and the 11th since April 1.

Appointment-free vaccines available at Pipkin Building rest of the week

Through Sunday, you can get a first or second Pfizer dose at the Pipkin Building without an appointment.

  J&J vaccine to remain on pause for at least another week

A CDC advisory committee says they need more time to gather data before they make a recommendation about the vaccine’s future.

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

  Wide Open Wednesday: No appointments needed today for vaccines at Pipkin Building

It’s Wide Open Wednesday at the Pipkin Building’s federal mass vaccination site. Drive-up at any point between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Should you be worried if you’ve received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Experts say probably not

In Tennessee, more than 318,000 people have already received the J&J shot.

  Mid-South states pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after FDA, CDC recommendation

The City of Memphis is pausing use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination after a recommendation by the FDA and CDC following reports of severe blood clots among some recipients.

42K J&J vaccines administered in Miss., MSDH encourages ‘pause,’ not fear

The lion share of the J&J vaccines have been administered in clinics, MSDH says.

  COVID-19 task force lays out details on J&J vaccine pause, vaccine waste and new health directive

With 111 new cases Tuesday, Shelby County has had cases above 100 on nine of the last 13 days.

  Walk-ins still welcomed at the Pipkin Building

Every day between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. no appointment is necessary for anyone wanting to get their first or second dose of the vaccine at the Pipkin Building.

  Nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Shelby County, highest daily increase in weeks

New case numbers have been above 100 the last five days and eight of the last 12 days.

  155 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in Shelby County

It’s not immediately clear when the deaths occurred.

Memphis community leaders step up vaccination efforts

FEMA opened its vaccination site at the Pipkin Building on Wednesday.

  155 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in Shelby County

It’s not immediately clear when the deaths occurred.

Pop-up vaccine sites benefit Memphis community

No appointment is needed.

Mississippi’s Hispanic community lagging behind in COVID-19 vaccinations

The Hispanic community is lagging behind in getting the COVID-19 vaccines.

  Tailgating welcomed at tigers spring football game

Tailgaters will be allowed in two lots for the Memphis Tigers Football Team’s spring game on April 16, gold lot two and three.

  1,120 more deaths, 4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

It’s not immediately clear when the deaths occurred.

  No appointments needed for federal COVID-19 vaccination site during evenings through Sunday

Doses are plentiful in Memphis and the vaccine process is now down to a science.

  SCHD Interim Director discusses transformative stage for department

The old Shelby County Health Department building will be demolished and turned into a parking lot once employees are moved out.

  MATA providing free fares for vaccine appointments

The Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force is giving an update Thursday on the state of the pandemic and ongoing vaccine distribution.

  Vaccines available without appointment evenings this week at Pipkin Building

The City of Memphis announced the Pipkin Building Community Vaccination Center will offer vaccines from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday on a first come, first served basis.

  Push for people to register for vaccines continues as mass vaccination site kicks off

Health Department data shows more than 133,000 Shelby Countians are now fully vaccinated. To reach herd immunity, experts say 700,000 people need to get their shots.

  Woman helps register, drive nearly 100 people in rural Miss. to COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Retired educator Vernetta Price gained the reputation in Sardis, Mississippi as the woman who could get you things, specifically a vaccine.

  Experts discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and the state of the pandemic in a virtual WMC forum

We talked with experts from Methodist and across the Mid-South about the vaccine and what needs to happen next to return to some sense of normalcy.

59 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death in Shelby County

There have been 91,906 cases and 1,575 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  FEMA mass vaccination site opens in Memphis

FEMA is taking over operations from the City of Memphis at that location and plans to vaccinate up to 3,000 people each day.

  Over 550k people fully vaccinated in Miss.

Mississippi is making records when it comes to distributing COVID-19 vaccines!

  CDC awards $120.5M to Mid-South states to expand COVID-19 vaccine access and increase acceptance in minority communities

Mid-South states are getting more than $120.5 million in federal funding to help expand vaccination efforts in communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 virus.