Shelby County Health Department to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to children age 5 to 11 years old beginning Nov. 4, 2021

By Daphne Thomas

Shelby County Health DepartmentThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11 years old. 

Beginning Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) will begin providing vaccinations for children age 5-11 years old on a walk-in basis at its Immunization Clinic at 814 Jefferson Avenue. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with documentation of child’s birth date (birth certificate or shot record is accepted). 

The Immunization Clinic also offers Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for children age 12-17 and adults 18 and older; Moderna vaccines for adults 18 and older; and Johnson and Johnson vaccines for adults 18 and older. 

SCHD is one of many COVID-19 vaccination providers in Shelby County. Southwest Tennessee Community College, in partnership with SCHD, City of Memphis and State of Tennessee, operates a vaccination site at the Whitehaven Center Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. only. First, second and third shots to eligible residents are available through Nov. 20. Pfizer vaccine only. No appointment necessary. 

To find a vaccination site near you, go to and enter your zip code.