By Tamas Mondovics
In a recent press release the Tennessee Department of Health officials announced that all seven rural county health departments in the Northeast Region began registering residents age 75 and above to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as supplies become available. Johnson County residents wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should call their local health department 423-727-9731 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,” the release stated.
Some locations have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday, January 2, for those who registered 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.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee counties “may progress through COVID-19 vaccination phases at different times, depending on supply of COVID-19 vaccines and demand for them. TDH also would like to remind 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 mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health. Connect with TDH on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @TNDeptofHealth!
Contact information for health departments in the Northeast Region is as follows:
Johnson County Health Dept.
Carter County Health Dept.
Greene County Health Dept.
Unicoi County Health
Washington County Health Dept.