New vaccination distribution schedule announced

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The City of Memphis is now operating public COVID-19 vaccination sites, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appointment sign-up links will now be released on Fridays at noon for appointments for the following week.  

Memphis assumed control of vaccination efforts at the state’s request last week after the Shelby County Health Department was deemed a “low accountability organization” by Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey. 

Piercey indicated that the county’s health department was under investigation due to alleged vaccination thefts from the Pipkin Building earlier this month.

The FBI has been contacted about the matter.Piercey also said that she had been notified that two children were vaccinated at the Appling Road site.

The vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) are not yet authorized for use in children. Alisa Haushalter, head of the Shelby County Health Department, resigned from her position on Friday. 

City officials said that individuals with existing appointments should still show up at their scheduled times.

There is no need to reschedule an appointment. 

Only citizens who meet the eligibility criteria will be vaccinated, and appointments are required. Citizens should not arrive more than an hour before the scheduled appointment time and bring proof of appointment.

Individuals without appointments, even if they are within an eligible group, are prohibited to come to the vaccination site without an appointment.

If you do not have an appointment, you will be turned away. 

To schedule an appointment, visit covid19.memphistn.gov.

Citizens without internet access or need assistance in scheduling online can call 901.222.7468(SHOT) between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Public Locations:

• Germantown Baptist Church (9450 Poplar Ave.)
Monday through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  *Not open to the public on Friday, March 5*1st dose Pfizer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-city3 

• Midtown/Pipkin Building (940 Early Maxwell Blvd.)Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Second Dose Only* Pfizer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-city5 

• Cordova/Old Appling Inspection Station (2355 Appling City Cove)
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1st dose Pfizer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-city2 

• Raleigh/Greater Imani Cathedral of Praise (3824 Austin Peay Highway)
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are open for 1st dose appointments Pfizer*Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are open for *2nd dose appointments only*Pfizer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-city4 

• Whitehaven/Southwest Tennessee Community College (1234 Finley)
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Second Dose Only* Pfizer Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAE2AAAF58-city6 

• Commodity Supplemental Food Program Warehouse (1020 S. Bellevue)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.*Second Dose Only* PfizerCall 901.222.SHOT (7468) to schedule.