CONTACT:    Elizabeth Hart

January 14, 2014                                                                                      

(901) 222-9607 Office

(901) 500-5227 Mobile



MEMPHIS – Influenza vaccine is now available at no cost at all of the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) clinics while supplies last.

“Influenza right now is disproportionately affecting young adults, ages 20 to 40, with no underlying conditions, which is unlike the groups usually most vulnerable,” said Helen Morrow, M.D., health officer for SCHD.

Annual vaccination against influenza is recommended for everyone six months and older, including school-aged children, who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill or transmitting it to others. The vaccine is especially recommended for the following persons who are at increased risk for severe complications associated with influenza:

  • Pregnant women
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with chronic medical conditions, including asthma and other lung diseases, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from influenza, including:

ØHealth care workers

ØHousehold contact of persons at high risk for complications from influenza

ØHousehold contacts and caregivers of children less than six months of age

Some tips to help protect against the spread of influenza include:

  • Clean:  Properly wash hands frequently with warm, soapy water; disinfect surfaces.
  • Cover:  Cover cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or arm.
  • Contain:  Stay home from school/work when sick to keep germs from spreading.

If an individual experiences flu-like symptoms, they should contact their health care provider.  Symptoms include: fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater; headache, fatigue, cough, muscle aches, and sore throat.

No appointment is necessary. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified below.


Galloway Clinic

757 Galloway / (901) 222-9750


Hickory Hill Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove / (901) 222-9910


Millington Clinic

8225 Highway 51 N. / (901) 222-9940


Immunization Clinic

814 Jefferson Ave, Room 216 / (901) 222-9331


Shelby Crossing Clinic

6170 Macon Road / (901) 222-9800


Southland Mall Clinic

1215 Southland Mall-Inside Mall / (901) 222-9828

(Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


Cawthon Clinic

1000 Haynes / (901) 222-9866


Collierville Clinic

167 Washington / (901) 222-9900

(Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Elizabeth Hart, Public Information Officer

Shelby County Health Department

t’s that time of year…..National Influenza Vaccination Week! What better way to celebrate than to offer FREE flu shots!


WHAT:           FREE Flu Vaccines!

WHEN:           Saturday, December 14, 2013

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:         Southland Mall (near Sears)

1215 Southland Mall

Memphis, TN 38116

WHO:             Open to EVERYONE!

COST:             FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!


With many holiday gatherings quickly approaching, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Bring the entire family! Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community!




Elizabeth Hart

Public Information Officer

Shelby County Health Department

814 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, TN 38105

Office: (901) 222-9607

BlackBerry: (901) 500-5227

Baptist Memorial Healthcare is offering their annual free flu shot this Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 10a to 2p at the following locations:

Ø Locations (3):
§Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, located at 3030 Poplar Ave.
§Baptist Minor Medical Center in Olive Branch, Miss., located at 8990 Germantown Extended
§Baptist Collierville, located at 1500 West Poplar Ave.