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Knox County Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

KCHD is currently vaccinating people in Phase 1a1, Phase 1a2,
Phase 1b or those who are 65 years and older
(Updated 2/22/21)

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


Health Department

Qualifying individuals can sign up on a waitlist to be notified of future vaccination opportunities through the Knox County Health Department. Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to sign up. Click the button below to register.


Knox County and KCHD Vaccine Numbers Data is updated weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Data was gathered .

Total Vaccinations Reported
in Knox County

% of People in Knox County
with at Least One Dose


Number of Knox County Residents with One Dose

Number of Knox County Residents with Two Doses


Number of Vaccines Provided by KCHD

(First and Second Dose)

First Doses Provided by KCHD

Second Doses Provided by KCHD



Demographic breakdown of Knox County vaccination numbers:


 

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 5.0, updated on 02.17.21; it's available here

  • Updates to reflect CDC/WHO guidance for pregnant women. Clarifications of phase populations and updates to allocation 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, Phase 1a2, and Phase 1b or those who are 65 years and older. Updated 2/22/21)

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 70 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: