Shelby County standby COVID-19 vaccine list now available

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 26, 2021 2:16 PM CT | Published: January 26, 2021 12:15 PM CT

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced Tuesday afternoon that the Shelby County Health Department has launched a standby list for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health Dept. testing messaging system for vaccine standby list

He noted it would be similar to a standby list for air travel.

Vax Queue allows people to sign up for extra doses of the vaccine, although the Health Department still must follow the state priority list. Right now, it is vaccinating health-care workers, people 75 and older, first responders and funeral industry employees.

People who sign up for the standby list will be asked how soon they can get to a nearby testing site, plus their age, job and concerns they have with underlying health conditions.

The responses will help the Health Department follow the state priority list. 

People can sign up for Vax Queue by visiting




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