Vaccine pop-up coming to Hickory Ridge Mall site

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2021 12:32 PM CT | Published: March 15, 2021 12:31 PM CT

First doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered Wednesday at a pop-up pod at the Hickory Ridge Mall site, 6075 Winchester Road.

People can sign up by clicking this link.

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At time this article was published, there were also still slots for Monday’s pop-up pod in Frayser, where first doses of Pfizer will also be administered. That site is located at the Chester Anderson Fire Academy, 4341 Academy Drive. 

People can sign up by clicking this link.

In Shelby County, 217,547 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, according to the Shelby County Health Department; 151,683 people have received at least one dose; 65,864 have received two doses.

More than 82,000 vaccinations performed in past 2 weeks

The agency reported 65 new coronavirus cases and no new related deaths on Monday.

Those 65 cases come from 1,582 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 4.1%.

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 89,597 cases, including 87,017 inactive cases (recoveries), 1,041 active cases and 1,539 deaths. 

There were 154 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds as of 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the Tennessee Healthcare Resource Tracking System. 

According to the HRTS, 92% of area ICU and 83% of area acute care beds were in use.

About 16% of patients in area ICU beds were COVID-positive (46) or suspected of having the coronavirus (5). About 6% of patients in area acute care beds were either COVID-positive (108) or suspected of having the coronavirus (16).

And 64 area ICU and 198 area acute care beds were available.

Bed capacity is calculated by subtracting beds occupied by patients, unstaffed beds and beds that are otherwise unavailable.

The capacity figures are inclusive of all hospital facilities in Shelby, Tipton and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee as well as facilities in Crittenden County, Arkansas, and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

The Tennessee Department of Health is now releasing statewide coronavirus figures at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. As of Friday, the agency reported 789,652 total coronavirus cases, including 11,639 deaths, 699 current hospitalizations and 765,441 inactive cases.

More than 7 million coronavirus tests have been administered in Tennessee.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.