City Council letter criticizes lack of vaccination sites in Frayser and Raleigh

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 10, 2021 12:50 PM CT | Published: February 10, 2021 12:28 PM CT
<strong>Helen Smith, 81, gets a COVID-19 vaccine at Southwest Tennessee Community College&rsquo;s Whitehaven Center on Saturday, Feb. 6.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Helen Smith, 81, gets a COVID-19 vaccine at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Whitehaven Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The letter to pastors and congregations from seven council members points to a racial disparity in the virus and death rates from the virus as well as testing that is now surfacing in vaccination numbers for the county. 

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Memphis City Council COVID-19 vaccination distribution Shelby County Health Department

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