COVID-19 cases rise amid holiday season

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 16, 2021 1:57 PM CT | Published: December 16, 2021 1:57 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Schools and the Shelby County Health Department held a COVID-19 vaccination event for students ages 5 to 11 on Nov. 19. According to the Health Department,&nbsp;as of Thursday, Dec. 16, 6.9% of 5- to 11-year-olds were fully vaccinated.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Schools and the Shelby County Health Department held a COVID-19 vaccination event for students ages 5 to 11 on Nov. 19. According to the Health Department, as of Thursday, Dec. 16, 6.9% of 5- to 11-year-olds were fully vaccinated. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Health Department Director Michelle Taylor said the holidays could be to blame.

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Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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