White House and Congressmen Cohen Announce COVID Vaccination Center at The Liberty Bowl

March 31, 2021
Press Release
Federal Emergency Management Agency will operate facility providing 3,000 doses a day

MEMPHIS – The Biden White House and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) this morning announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will set up and operate a COVID-19 vaccination center at the Pipkin Building at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium capable of delivering 3,000 shots a day. The facility will open on April 7 and will be supported by members of the U.S. Military, state and federal public health officials, and other experts.

The announcement was made by Andy Slavitt, the White House senior advisor on COVID-19 response.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“It’s been very good to work with the Biden Administration on many critical issues, none more pressing than ensuring the residents of our Congressional District have access to COVID-19 vaccines.  I’m very pleased that President Biden and Vice President Harris have their eye on the situation in Memphis and have mobilized these critical resources to deliver vaccines to the Ninth Congressional District. This Administration’s commitment to meeting the needs of the underserved, and doing it on an ambitious and expedited basis, is already inspiring comparisons with America’s proudest tradition of stepping up when tough actions must be taken. On behalf of my constituents, I thank the President and Vice President for their genuine and competent commitment to meeting Memphis’s public health needs.”