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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Shelby County Health Department Issues Revised Health Directive No. 21

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – The Shelby County Health Department issues a revised Health Directive No. 21 today to go into effect at midnight on May 15th. This revised Health Directive No. 21: 

  1. Changes the eligibility age to 12 and older for Pfizer vaccine;
  2. Clarifies mask usage to conform to CDC guidance issued on May 13, 2021. 

 “These revisions to Health Directive No. 21 were necessary to align the Health Department’s guidance with the latest guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Interim Health Director Dr. La Sonya Hall. “Shelby County Health Department will continue to align our health recommendations with guidance from both national and local public health and medical experts.”

The text of Health Directive No. 21 is available here: