With vaccine uptake waning, approach changes to get more people vaccinated

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 27, 2021 2:46 PM CT | Published: May 27, 2021 2:46 PM CT
<strong>City of Memphis chief operating officer Doug McGowen (shown at an April 7 press briefing) says the city is transitioning personnel toward a &ldquo;ground game&rdquo; effort. &ldquo;That means person-to-person, door-to-door, sharing information with people who may be hesitant,&rdquo; McGowen said&nbsp;at a COVID-19 task force press briefing Thursday, May 27.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

City of Memphis chief operating officer Doug McGowen (shown at an April 7 press briefing) says the city is transitioning personnel toward a “ground game” effort. “That means person-to-person, door-to-door, sharing information with people who may be hesitant,” McGowen said at a COVID-19 task force press briefing Thursday, May 27. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County is about 51% toward its goal of vaccinating 700,000 people, according to the county Health Department. As of Thursday, 355,102 total people are vaccinated with 270,297 of them fully vaccinated.

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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.


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