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Shelby County will open Whitehaven vaccinations site Saturday & Sunday

Individuals who had scheduled appointments at SWTCC during inclement weather are being rescheduled.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 2/19/2021 - The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC), will provide vaccinations at the SWTCC Whitehaven Center at 1234 Finley Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In order to make up appointments missed due to inclement weather, individuals who had scheduled appointments at SWTCC on Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th will be rescheduled to the same time as the original appointment on Saturday, February 20th.

Persons with scheduled appointments at SWTCC on Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th will be rescheduled to the same time as their original appointment on Sunday, February 21st. There is no need to reschedule appointments.

Appointments scheduled at SWTCC on Wednesday, February 17th will be rescheduled to the same time on Wednesday, February 24th.

All other Health Department COVID-19 vaccination sites, including Appling, Germantown Baptist Church, and the Pipkin Building, will remain closed through Saturday and Sunday, February 20th and 21st. When they reopen next week, they will take previously scheduled appointments from this week. All of this week’s appointments at those sites will be automatically rescheduled on the same day of the week, time, and location next week. There is no need for anyone with a scheduled appointment this week to make a new appointment—they will be rescheduled automatically and the Health Department will send emails notifying individuals of their new appointment date.

Vaccination updates will be posted on our COVID-19 landing page: www.shelby.community.

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2/16/2021 - All Shelby County Health Department facilities and the following COVID-19 vaccination sites will remain closed through Saturday, February 20, 2021, due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions. Those sites include:

  • Appling Inspection Station – 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building – 940 Early Maxwell Road, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church – 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Center – 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, 38116
  • CSFP Warehouse - 1020 South Bellevue 38106

All appointments scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 through Saturday, February 20 will be rescheduled to a future date.

Next week, all partners, will be working diligently to get vaccine to the Shelby County community.

Updated information regarding closures will be posted on the www.shelby.community website.

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2/15/2021 - (Shelby County Health Department News Release) - All Shelby County Health Department facilities and the following COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed Tuesday, February 16, 2021 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions:

  • Appling Inspection Station – 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
  • Pipkin Building – 940 Early Maxwell Road, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church – 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Center – 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, 38116
  • CSFP Warehouse - 1020 South Bellevue 38106

All appointments scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th will be rescheduled to a future date.

The Shelby County Health Department will make decisions regarding vaccine operations on a day-to-day basis during inclement weather. A decision regarding Wednesday will be announced tomorrow afternoon by 2:00 p.m.

Updated information regarding closures will be posted on the www.shelby.community website.

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2/11/2021 - (Shelby County Health Department News Release) - All Shelby County Health Department facilities are closed today, Friday, February 12th due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions.

Any clinic appointments set for February 12th will be rescheduled. All COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed.

All COVID-19 vaccinations scheduled for Friday, February 12th will be rescheduled to Friday, February 19th. Emails will be sent to those with Friday appointments to notify them of the change. There is no need to reschedule appointments.

Updated information about closures will be posted on our health department website: www.shelbytnhealth.com.

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2/10/2021 - The following COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed Thursday, February 11, 2021 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions:

  • Pipkin Building – 940 Early Maxwell Road, Memphis, TN 38104
  • Germantown Baptist Church – 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Center – 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, 38116
  • CSFP Warehouse - 1020 South Bellevue 38106

All appointments scheduled for Thursday, February 11th will be rescheduled for the same time on Thursday, February 18th. Emails will be sent to those with Thursday appointments to notify them of the change. There is no need to reschedule appointments.

The Shelby County Health Department will make decisions regarding vaccine operations on a day-to-day basis during inclement weather. A decision regarding Friday will be made on Thursday afternoon.

Updated information will be posted on the www.shelby.community website. 

Early Treatment for COVID-19 An effective early treatment is available for persons who test positive and have the following risk factors: Anyone over age 12 with obesity, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or whose immunity is compromised by disease or prescription treatments.

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Tennessee Department of Health also postponed COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in 19 rural West Tennessee counties Thursday due to the weather threat. Future dates have not been announced.

Arkansas is also warning anyone who may be scheduled for a vaccine to call ahead and check.

Mississippi said the weather will affect some vaccination sites and they are posting revised schedules HERE.