COVID-19 vaccination available for local residents age 75-plus

Published 6:57 pm Thursday, December 31, 2020

All seven rural county health departments in the Northeast Region will begin registering residents age 75 and above on Jan. 2, 2021, to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as supplies become available.
Northeast Region county health departments will take calls between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, to register individuals aged 75 and up to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Those wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should call their local health department to register. Callers will be asked to provide their name, date of birth and a phone number to be notified of the appointment date and time.
 Contact information for health departments in the Northeast Region is as follows:
• Carter County Health Dept. – 543-2521
• Greene County Health Dept. – 798-1749
• Hancock County Health Dept. – 733-2228
• Hawkins County Health Dept. – 272-7541
• Johnson County Health Dept. – 7279731
• Unicoi County Health Dept. – 743-9183
• Washington County Health Dept. – 975-2210
Some locations will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 2 for those who register that day. Vaccinations will also be offered on future dates as vaccine supplies allow. Individuals aged 75 and older who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should call their local health department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to register to receive the vaccine.
It is important to note Tennessee counties may progress through COVID-19 vaccination phases at different times, depending on supply of COVID-19 vaccines and demand for them. To learn what phase your county is in, visit
TDH reminds all Tennesseans that in addition to vaccination, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic.
The Tennessee Department of Health updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Dec. 30. COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. 

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