COVID-19 vaccines to be given out in Frayser, Parkway Village

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 03, 2021 12:45 PM CT | Published: February 03, 2021 12:45 PM CT

Cherokee Health Systems will administer first-dose COVID-19 vaccines in Frayser on Thursday, Feb. 4, and in Parkway Village on Friday, Feb. 5. 

The limited amount of appointments, which were posted online, have already been filled.

Cherokee Health Systems expanding in Frayser

According to the latest Shelby County Health Department data, 48,607 people in Shelby County have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose; 15,823 people have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, meaning they are fully vaccinated.

And 64,430 total doses have been administered in Shelby County.

Nonprofit healthcare clinic offering coronavirus testing to Frayser patients

Shelby County is vaccinating those in phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 75 and older on an appointment-only basis. All available slots are currently filled, but people can check online or call (901) 222-SHOT (7468) to be notified when appointments are available. People also can sign up for the VaxQueue standby list.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 254 new coronavirus cases and seven new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Those 254 cases come from 2,087 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 12.2%.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 83,489 cases, including 78,463 inactive cases (recoveries), 3,730 active cases and 1,296 deaths.

There were 324 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System. 

According to the HRTS, 94% of area ICU and 90% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 24% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (90) or suspected of having the coronavirus (2). About 12.3% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (234) or suspected of having the coronavirus (28).

And 26 area ICU and 230 area acute care beds were available.

Bed capacity is calculated by subtracting beds occupied by patients, unstaffed beds and beds that are otherwise unavailable.

The capacity figures are inclusive of all hospital facilities in Shelby, Tipton and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee as well as facilities in Crittenden County, Arkansas, and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

The Tennessee Department of Health releases statewide coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. daily.

As of Tuesday, Tennessee’s reported coronavirus total is 731,360 cases, including 9,900 deaths, 1,547 current hospitalizations and 688,963 inactive cases (recoveries).

About 6.3 million coronavirus tests have been performed in Tennessee.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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