Coronavirus: 13% of Shelby County gotten at least one vaccine dose

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 08, 2021 1:42 PM CT | Published: March 08, 2021 1:42 PM CT

This week, both Shelby County and the state have opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those in phase 1c. That means people with health conditions that put them at higher risk of coronavirus complications can now sign up for a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson jab. Phase 1c also includes caregivers of children with the same health conditions. 

According to the state Department of Health, as of Sunday, more than 14% of people in Tennessee have received at one coronavirus vaccine dose, compared to more than 13% in Shelby County.

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A list of area sites offering the vaccine can be found in the map below.

The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is currently being offered at the First Pharmacy Services site in South Memphis; it’s the only city site offering that vaccine. 

On Monday, March 8, the Shelby County Health Department reported that 179,867 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in Shelby County, with at least 122,116 people having had received at least one dose.

The agency also reported 140 new cases and zero new related deaths on Monday. 

Those 140 cases come from 2,497 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 5.6%.

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The current coronavirus total is 88,908 cases including 86,027 recoveries, 1,354 active cases and 1,527 deaths.

Updated hospital capacity figures were unavailable on Monday. According to the Health Department, figures from Friday through Monday will be included in the Tuesday update.

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

As of Sunday, the agency reported 783,484 coronavirus cases, including 11,547 deaths, 747 current hospitalizations and 758,039 inactive cases.

More than 6.9 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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