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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's largest county is set to resume COVID-19 vaccinations after it ran out of doses provided by the state.

The Shelby County Health Department said vaccinations will resume by appointment Tuesday after the Tennessee Department of Health pledged to give the county 8,900 doses per week through the end of January.

Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said Jan. 6 that vaccinations were being halted because the county had run out of doses. The county health department is expected to give up to 4,000 doses from the first weekly shipment, with the rest being administered by hospitals, officials said.

All appointments for January are filled, according to a statement from the county health department.

Among the groups receiving vaccinations in January are law enforcement officers, firefighters, staff and residents of long-term and congregate-care facilities, and health care workers.

Shelby County, which includes Memphis, is Tennessee's largest by population.

 

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