UT Hosting Free Vaccination Clinic at Vol Village Prior to Football Game Saturday

In partnership with the UT Student Health Center and the Knox County Health Department, Tennessee Athletics is offering doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on campus Saturday. The vaccine will be administered by trained medical professionals during a free vaccination clinic event at Vol Village in Humanities Plaza from 9-11 a.m. ET.

Members of the public age 12 and older are eligible to receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine Saturday. For those receiving their first dose, resources to coordinate the required second dose also will be available.

Walk-ups are welcomed, but preregistration is available HERE.

Signage and volunteers will direct attendees to room 51 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Free Tennessee t-shirts and other gifts are available for individuals who receive the vaccine.

Tennessee kicks off its football game against Pittsburgh at noon ET inside Neyland Stadium. Game tickets remain available at AllVols.com, though a ticket is not required to receive the vaccine.

The university is participating in the statewide effort to vaccinate Tennesseans in order to control the spread of COVID-19 and protect those in our communities from serious illness.

Tennessee Team Physician Dr. Chris Klenck is a member of the SEC Medical Task Force, which has been spearheading the league’s “The SEC Backs the Vax” campaign.

“Tennessee student-athletes, coaches and staff know how important it is to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” Klenck said. “It is the best way for us to stay healthy, protect each other and keep competing.

“We want to keep our Volunteer family safe as well. Every person who gets vaccinated not only protects themselves, but their family, friends and community. We can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and lessen the burden on our healthcare facilities by stepping up to get vaccinated. It is a team effort. We hope you will join our team by stopping by the Vol Village before the game to get your free vaccination.”

For more information about UT’s vaccination efforts and additional opportunities to receive the vaccine, please visit the university’s vaccine web page.

PARKING NOTE: Football gameday procedures may present challenges for vaccine clinic attendees who do not have a gameday parking permit. Those individuals are encouraged to use public transportation or a rideshare service to access campus.

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