Jacksboro Police Chief Jeremy Goins received the first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday at 3:30. Registered Nurse Supervisor Vida Rains administered the vaccine.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The first COVID-19 vaccines were administered Monday afternoon at the Campbell County Health Department. WATCH the historic event here on demand from WLAF’s Matthew Moore.

Jacksboro Chief of Police Jeremy Goins was the first First Responder to get the shot. On this first day, 10 First Responders received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/21/2020-5PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD)

2 Replies to “Historic day in Campbell County; first COVID vaccine administered.”

  1. So, does this mean all the elderly in residential and long term care facilities in Campbell County already been vaccinated? They were on tier one along with the health care professionals. Please understand, I know and absolutely agree with the first responders all being vaccinated, but this seems to be out of order from the way it was determined to be done in TN.

    1. Thank you for your response, Emma.

      Here is a part of today’s story that may answer your question:

      “It’s exciting; we are making history, and we hope to get a lot of people vaccinated and get through this,” said Vida Rains, RN Supervisor who administered the first vaccine shot in the county. After the first wave of vaccinations for first responders and health care workers, then nursing home residents and others in high risk groups will receive the vaccine, which is available in limited doses.


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