Shelby County surpasses state in vaccination rate

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 27, 2021 2:39 PM CT | Published: March 27, 2021 2:39 PM CT

The surge in vaccines administered means about 21.2% of Shelby County residents have received at least one shot. That exceeds the overall state population (20.8%), a notable change from the when the county initially lagged behind Tennessee.


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.