Tennessee to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination of Adults Age 65 and Older, Teachers

Launch of Online Scheduling Improves Ease of Use   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan  for vaccinations on Feb. 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12thgrade schools and child care facilities.   “Tennessee has administered […]

KCHD to launch new COVID-19 vaccine registration platform with wait list 

Tomorrow, the Knox County Health Department will roll out a new online registration platform so qualifying individuals can join a waitlist for future vaccination opportunities. Health care workers, first responders and those 70 years and older can sign up on the waitlist beginning Wednesday, February 10, at 8:30 a.m. A full list of qualifying groups (Phase […]

Vaccinations in Knox County exceed total number of COVID-19 cases 

Knox County took a big step this week in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccinations in Knox County surpassed the total number of COVID-19 cases. Currently, more than 45,000 vaccinations have been administered, compared to the approximately 43,000 total cases since March. “I continue to be grateful to the healthcare workers and to the members of […]

72,000 In-Bound Calls to Health Department’s Public Information Line

County Urges Understanding   On Friday, Jan. 21 the Health Department’s Public Information Line received more than 70,000 inbound calls. A majority of those calls came in between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., which was 30 minutes before and after KCHD opened registration for 1,000 additional first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the clinic taking place […]

KCHD to schedule additional 1,000 COVID-19 first-dose vaccination appointments  

UPDATE: All appointments for Jan. 23 have been filled. As expected, with the advance notice, appointments filled up quickly.   Today at 11 a.m., the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will open up registration for 1,000 first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Saturday, January 23, at the Expo Center.   Qualifying individuals – such as health care […]