JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – EMA Director Jay Muncy has some very helpful information to pass along this morning concerning how you can go about seeing when you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination and how to register for a vaccination appointment.
Tennesseans can follow a simple, three-step process to learn when they’re eligible for vaccination and register for a vaccination appointment:
1. Find Your Phase
Tennesseans can find out what phase of the vaccination plan they’re in by visiting HERE.
1. Find the Phase Your County is Vaccinating
To learn what phase your county is vaccinating, visit HERE.
1. Register for a Vaccination Appointment
People who are in a phase currently being vaccinated in their county can register online HERE for an appointment time to receive a vaccination through their county health department. Click your county on the map and then click “Make an Appointment” to register. Those who register will be asked to enter their name and contact information to be notified of their appointment date, time and location as soon as vaccine becomes available. Residents of Tennessee’s six metropolitan counties may seek information from their local health departments about vaccination, as their local processes may vary. Individuals who do not have access to the internet or a computer may contact their local health department by phone for scheduling assistance when they are in phase.
KEY UPDATES THIS WEEK:
* Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at highest-risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.
* To date, more than 234,300 Tennesseans in priority populations have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
* More than 73,300 vaccinations were provided in the past week.
* We continue to work on additional communications for Tennesseans surrounding when, how and where to get a vaccine when it is their phase.
* Tennessee was among the first states to add age-based risk as a priority in our COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, and continues to prioritize vaccination of Tennesseans aged 75 and older as they are most at risk for serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
* TDH has expanded the COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Dashboard to include county-level data on both first and second doses administered. The dashboard also provides new information on vaccinations administered through the long-term care facility partnership.
* Tennessee orders every dose of COVID-19 vaccine made available to the state by the federal government. To date, more than 385,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to Tennessee providers approved to administer the vaccine, including hospitals, select pharmacies and all 95 county health departments.
* Tennessee is one of only six states in the U.S. that has administered at least 50 percent of its allocated vaccine doses.
* TDH holds a webinar for health care providers every Friday from 1pm to 2pm ET for providers to submit questions that are answered by the immunization program team. Learn more and register for the Jan. 15 webinar HERE.
• Tennessee is eager to expand our vaccination efforts to other risk-based age groups as vaccine supplies increase.
• TDH is developing new partnerships for community-based vaccination events as vaccine supplies become available.