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The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC), will begin offering first, second and third doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the SWTCC Whitehaven Center at 1234 Finley Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, two days a week, each Friday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, October 2, 2021 until Saturday, November 20, 2021.
WHAT: COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer)WHERE: 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, TN 38116WHEN: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The site will offer first, second and third or “booster” doses of Pfizer vaccines on a drive-thru basis. No appointment is necessary, and vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone age 12 and over is eligible to receive first and second doses of Pfizer vaccine. Children younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with documentation proving the child’s age. A birth certificate or vaccination record that shows the child’s date of birth is acceptable documentation. Children younger than 18 are not currently eligible to receive booster doses.
Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for third or “booster” doses for those who qualify. Anyone 65 or older who received the first two doses of Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago is now eligible to receive a booster dose and may receive it at the SWTCC site. No proof of age over 65 is required.
Additionally, anyone, age 18 and older, who is immunocompromised or has a medical condition that puts them at high risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 is also eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine, if they received the first two doses. The qualifying conditions are listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html. Individuals who are uncertain whether they qualify for a booster dose should contact their health care provider. No proof of qualifying medical condition will be required at the vaccination site.
Persons whose occupations put them at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 may also receive a Pfizer booster dose if at least six months has passed since their second dose. Those occupations include:
“Shelby County Health Department is pleased to return to the SWTCC site to once again make vaccinations more accessible to the people of Whitehaven,” said Dr. Michelle Taylor, Shelby County Health Director. “We know there are still a significant number of persons in that area who have not yet begun the vaccination series, and others who are eligible for booster doses due to age or underlying conditions. We thank SWTCC for its valuable partnership in this effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at a convenient drive-thru site.”
Dr. Tracy D. Hall, President of Southwest Tennessee Community College, said the college looks forward to working with Shelby County Health Department again. “We are honored to partner with Shelby County Health Department in the quest to save lives by providing the community convenient access to the vaccine,” President Hall said.
For more information, please contact Joan Carr, Shelby County Health Department Public Information Officer at 901-222-9010 or Diane Fedinec, Director of Public Relations and Media for Southwest Tennessee Community College at 901-333-4247.