MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE: Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with the CDC and Harvard University, has put together VACCINEFINDER.ORG, an excellent resource for finding vaccines available near you.
While vaccines are slowly being rolled out to the Mid-South, we're still in the early phases and availability is limited to only a few groups. Depending on where you live, you might not be able to schedule a vaccination appointment, even if you are in a qualifying group. Below you'll find a break down of where to find vaccine information, or schedule an appointment.
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 26:
The City of Memphis is now operating public COVID-19 Vaccination Sites, Mondays – Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Appointment sign-up links will now be released on Fridays at noon for appointments for the following week.
Individuals with existing appointments should show up at the scheduled time. There is no need to reschedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, visit covid19.memphistn.gov.
If you need assistance, call 901-222-7468 (SHOT) 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information for Tennessee
UPDATE: Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on Feb. 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and child care facilities.
The Tennessee Health Department Website has a tool that will show you the availability of vaccines in your county as well as the current vaccine roll-out phase that your county is in.
They also provide vaccine waiting list info for most West Tennessee counties. Click or tap the link for your county below to find more information:
Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information for Mississippi
UPDATE Feb 24:
Gov. Tate Reeves announced Mississippi teachers and first responders will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting Monday.
Vaccinations in Mississippi are currently available for people 65 and older, health care workers and those who are at least 16 and have health conditions that might make them more vulnerable to the virus. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Mississippi State Department of Health vaccine web page has information about where you can find vaccine drive-through centers as well as private vaccination providers.
CLICK HERE FOR MISSISSIPPI VACCINE INFO (including locations and schedule)
CLICK HERE FOR A MISSISSIPPI VACCINE PATIENT SCREENING AND APPOINTMENT (Note: the appointment website might be slow due to heavy traffic.)
Where to find COVID-19 vaccine information for Arkansas
Due to inclement weather, Mayor Marco McClendon has decided to reschedule the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to next Saturday, February 20, 2021.
All scheduled vaccination time will remain the same. The location will be at Lehr Arena, 503 W. Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72301.
Arkansas is currently in "Phase 1-B" for vaccine distribution, meaning it is only available for "health care workers, long-term care residents and staff; and EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders and other high-priority groups".
If you fall into one of those groups and don't already have vaccine information from your employer or long-term care facility then you may be eligible for vaccination at one of the designated community pharmacies.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.