Different reasons drive decision to be vaccinated at pop-up event

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Best friends Tucker Pitman (left) and Alex Langford enter the mobile unit to receive COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, Aug. 12, at Carpenter Art Garden in Binghampton.</strong> (Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Best friends Tucker Pitman (left) and Alex Langford enter the mobile unit to receive COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, Aug. 12, at Carpenter Art Garden in Binghampton. (Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

About 25 people were vaccinated at the event Thursday. In recent months, the City of Memphis has hosted various community pop-up in ZIP codes with lower vaccination rates to increase uptake as part of a more door-to-door approach.

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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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