Shelby County Health Department adds Walmart to list of COVID-19 vaccination sites
By Diana Fedinec
February 11, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with big box retailer, Walmart, to expand its COVID-19 vaccination outreach to more underserved areas across the state. Eleven out of 100 of these participating Walmart locations are in Shelby County.
The statewide initiative was announced Jan. 28, 2021 and rolled out with a delivery of vaccines to participating Walmart locations the first week of February. Walmart is following Shelby County Health Department’s vaccination plan and maintaining its own hours of operation.
Currently, Walmart is vaccinating members of the groups 1a1 and 1a2, funeral/mortuary workers and individuals 70 years of age and older. To schedule a Walmart appointment, go to https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302.
The eleven participating Walmart locations are listed below:
- 8480 Highway 64
- 6520 Memphis Arlington Road
- 8400 U.S. Highway 64
- 560 West Poplar Avenue
- 577 North Germantown Parkway
- 3950 Austin Peay Highway
- 6990 East Shelby Drive
- 5255 Elvis Presley Boulevard
- 2856 Hickory Hill Road
- 6727 Raleigh Lagrange Road
- 7525 Winchester Road
There is one exception to the age requirement – the Veteran’s Administration is vaccinating all VETERANS age 65 and older at the VA Medical Center at 1020 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis. Veterans must be enrolled with the VA at www.va.gov to receive a vaccination.
For a list of all vaccination providers and their locations, eligibility requirements, and to schedule an appointment, visit the Shelby County Health Department’s website at www.shelby.community or call (901) 222-SHOT (7468).
Individuals may also register for "VaxQueue", a standby list for those who want to be notified of their access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To be added to the list, visit https://shelby.community/covid-19-vaccine/.
All Southwest students, employees and visitors who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to self-report online on the coronavirus section of the Southwest website. The form only takes a few minutes to complete and all information will be kept strictly confidential