OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

DRIVE-THROUGH.

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

NO SYMPTOMS NECESSARY. 

PLEASE GO GET TESTED. 

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FREE FACE MASKS AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN AT SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Beginning June 11, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department will once again dispense fabric face masks to the public at 814 Jefferson and its other public health facilities located around Shelby County.

The masks, provided in partnership with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group, have been declared safe for human use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

The masks are treated with a chemical called Silvadur 930, an antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria.  Many fabrics are treated with Silvadur 930, including sheets, pillow cases, athletic wear and underwear.

According to the EPA, once Silvadur 930 is incorporated into the fabric, it is extremely unlikely it would be inhaled; therefore, the EPA considers inhalation exposure to be negligible and not a health concern.

The masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask.

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

 

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

 

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

 

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

 

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

The Health Department will also provide the masks to partnering agencies for them to distribute in the community.

For more information about COVID-19 call the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-943-1558 or visit our COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.

Shelby County Health Department – FREE FLU SHOTS!

One day only! Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the main Benjamin L. Hooks Library!

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In observance of World Cancer Day 2014, St. Jude, the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South, the Tennessee Cancer Coalition (TC2) and the Shelby County Health Department will host a Health Fair at the Shelby Farms Visitors Center Saturday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Throughout the morning, fitness and nutrition experts will discuss how incorporating regular exercise and making sound food selections that include a variety of foods each day, is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Local organizations will have informational booths onsite to provide fun activities such as yoga and a fun run. You are invited to take part in this morning of fitness and education.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Elizabeth Hart

January 14, 2014                                                                                      

(901) 222-9607 Office

(901) 500-5227 Mobile

FREE FLU VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

 

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!

 

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS FREE FLU SHOT EVENT! 

 

Elizabeth Hart

Public Information Officer

Shelby County Health Department

814 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, TN 38105

Office: (901) 222-9607

BlackBerry: (901) 500-5227

Elizabeth.Hart@shelbycountytn.gov

Flu vaccines are available at no cost and with minimal wait time at all of the SCHD Clinics.

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified.

Flu vaccines are available at all of the SCHD Immunization Clinics:

  • 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
  • Cawthon Clinic
  • 1000 Haynes
  • (901) 222-9866
  • Collierville Clinic
  • 167 Washington
  • (901) 222-9900

For more information, go to www.shelbycountytn.gov and follow the SCHD on Twitter, https://twitter.com/ShelbyTNHealth.

Courtesy of WREG Channel 3