NEWS ALERT- Health Department provides COVID-19 vaccination update

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Star Staff Reports

This week, the Health Department’s vaccination sites at Lindenwood Christian Church and 1826 Sycamore View Road are

closed. 

The Health Department will announce later this week when and where drive-thru vaccination will resume for individuals in the state’s 1A1 allocation phase, funeral/mortuary workers and the 75-plus population.

Those in the 1A1 allocation phase include:

• First responders with direct public exposure including EMS, law enforcement, and fire fighters

• Staff working at COVID-19 mass testing sites

• Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials

• Staff of other congregate care facilities such as homes for the intellectually or developmentally disabled, detention centers, Staff of Department of Children’s Services residential facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials

• Home health care staff with direct patient contact

• Staff and residents of long-term care facilities, residential homes for the aged and staff and residents of assisted living centers who have direct contact with residents or contact with potentially infectious materials

• Individuals who are 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability • Providers of K-12 or university student health services who have direct patient contact or contact with potentially infectious materials.Shelby County Health Department is proud to be a part of this historic vaccination effort against COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, visit http://www.shelby.community/.