Health official: Demand for vaccine remains low in Shelby County


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Health officials said the demand for vaccines continues to be lower than what they would like it to be.

Currently, Shelby County has the abilitiy to distribute upwards of 60,000 vaccines a week, but only about 20,000 residents have been coming out to get a shot each week. That’s down from the 30,000 each week they were seeing just a short time ago.

This is not just a local problem, health officials said. Of the 30 sites run by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, only two are meeting their weekly goals.

Vaccines continue to be widely available and health officials urged residents not to wait to get a shot.

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