KCHD to offer booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 

In accordance with new recommendations from the FDA and the CDC, the Knox County Health Department will offer booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who qualify beginning Monday, September 27. Per the CDC, people must meet the following qualifications to receive a booster dose: Previously received the Pfizer vaccine series at least six months prior AND fall into one of […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Epidemiology Team 

A major part of understanding health-related events is monitoring infectious diseases to limit transmission. That’s where the KCHD Epidemiology team comes in. There are 54 reportable diseases that are required by law to be reported to public health authorities. Some of those include measles, Lyme disease, tetanus, rabies and most recently, COVID-19.  For all reportable […]

KCHD brings COVID-19 vaccination program back to its main location 

Move represents next phase COVID-19 of response     The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is bringing its COVID-19 vaccination program back to its main location, 140 Dameron Ave., effective June 28. Community members interested in receiving the free vaccine may make appointments by calling the Travel and Immunizations Clinic 865-215-5070 or the COVID-19 Phonebank […]

CVS Health Now Offering Walk-In/Same-Day Vaccine Appointments Nationwide

CVS Health announced today that it is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 148 locations in Tennessee, with no appointment necessary. Same-day scheduling, including appointments as soon as one hour from time of scheduling, is also available at CVS.com. The company’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduler is updated throughout the […]

UT to Host Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic April 13

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, April 13. Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccinations in […]

UT to Host Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, April 9. Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccinations are […]

KCHD announces Phase 2 groups and those 55+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday 

The Knox County Health Department is expanding the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to those in Phase 2a/b and those 55 years and older beginning Monday, March 22. Phase 2 includes people in critical infrastructure, including: public transit employees, telecommunication staff, and utility workers among others. The full breakdown of Phase 2 can be found within […]

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