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Knox County Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

KCHD is currently vaccinating people in Phase 1a1, Phase 1a2, or
those who are 75 years and older.
(Updated 1/6/21)

* Information will be updated here and our social media when available.
* Please see below for Vaccination Opportunities


Health Department

The Knox County Health Department is scheduling appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine. Click the button below to review the requirements and schedule an appointment. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

Additional appointments will be added as KCHD receives more vaccine.

KCHD Vaccine Numbers
* Updated weekly (last updated 1/14/21 at 11:30 a.m.)

Vaccine
Doses Received

9,975

Vaccine Doses
Administered by KCHD

4,060

Vaccine Doses Scheduled
to be Administered

5,915

* NOTE: These doses are only what KCHD has received and administered and does not include those being administered by other entities in Knox County.

Click here to view the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.


 

COVID Vaccination Opportunities at KCHD

KCHD is scheduling appointments through an online registration platform. These appointments are expected to fill up quickly. Additional vaccination opportunities will immediately be announced and scheduled as more vaccine is received. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates.

 

For additional information on the vaccine, please call our Public Information Line (865-215-5555). The Public Information Line is experiencing a high volume of calls, so please be patient if it takes time to get through.


 

Tennessee Department of Health COVID Resources

Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard (Updated every Tuesday and Friday)

Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting dashboard includes data on total vaccinations reported, vaccinations reported in the last day and within the last week. The dashboard also displays the percentage of each county’s population that has been vaccinated. Click here to view the TN COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.

DRAFT TN COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Version 3.0, updated on 12.30.20; it's available here.

  • Updates to prioritization to reflect ACIP recommendations issued 12/20/2020. Updates to distribution strategy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool allows you to receive updates and notifications about the vaccine phase you are eligible for. It also provides risk-based and age-based phase information at the county level. 
  • Vaccine phases and current estimated timeline can be found here.

Vaccine Allocation Phases (We are currently vaccinating those in Phase 1a1 and Phase 1a2 or those who are 75 years and older. Updated 12/30)

Vaccine distribution will be done in phases. To view the vaccination phases by county, click here. The vaccine will first be given to priority groups as outlined in Tennessee’s statewide plan. The vaccine will arrive in small batches, trickling in over the upcoming weeks and months. The people who will receive the vaccine first, are those who meet the criteria in Phase 1a1, 1a2, and those 75 years and older, especially those who meet the high-risk criteria regarding co-morbidity factors and age.

Even with multiple partners vaccinating in our community, it will take months before the vaccine is widely available. Please be patient and know that this process will take some time. These preliminary phases are subject to change pending further recommendations from the ACIP and other federal agencies and the recommendations of the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Stakeholder Group.

We will update our website and social media pages to reflect any updates we receive on when and where vaccines will be available for each phase.


 

Verified Vaccine info:

Webidemic:

With a novel virus pandemic, such as COVID-19, it's expected that information will evolve as the scientific community learns more about the virus. That said, it's incredibly important for people to be able to sort out the facts from the misinformation. Misinformation exists for all health-related topics and it's important to understand how to spot it. We’ve created this guide to help you navigate the massive world of online health information. While this guide won’t make you an expert, it will give you tips on how to weed through the junk. With that said, it’s still important to always talk with your health care provider before making any major health changes. Click here for more tips and guidance on weeding out the real from fake.

FBI Knoxville:

As distribution of COVID19 vaccines begins, watch for signs of potential scams. Scammers may ask you to pay out of pocket for the vaccine or offer early access to it for a fee. They may also ask you to pay to put your name and personal information on a vaccine waiting list. Follow this link for guidance from the FBI as it relates to COVID-19 vaccination scams: https://fbi.gov/coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO):

Let’s flatten the infodemic curve: We are all being exposed to a huge amount of COVID-19 information on a daily basis, and not all of it is reliable. Here are 7 tips for telling the difference and stopping the spread of misinformation.

Fact V Fiction: COVID-19 Vaccine: