KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Update: Knox County Health Department reports all allotted appointment slots for the COVID-19 vaccine scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week, have been booked.
KCHD says, as they expected, these slots to get vaccinated filled up quickly.
Reminder: KCHD will have more opportunities to get vaccinated in the future as more vaccine doses are received.
Anyone interested in receiving the vaccine and would like to schedule an appointment will need to contact KCHD at 865-215-5555.
Knox County Health Dept. now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 75 and over
Previous: The Knox County Health Department is scheduling appointments this week for Knox County residents, age 75 and older, to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments at KCHD’s main location, 140 Dameron Ave., will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Tuesday, Jan. 5, Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8. Those who qualify should call the KCHD Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 to schedule an appointment.
Additional vaccination opportunities will be announced as more vaccine is received.
“The Public Information Line is experiencing a high volume of calls, so please be patient if it takes
time to get through,” KCHD said in a statement. “Because of the high demand, appointments are expected to fill up quickly.”
Individuals should bring a valid copy of their identification to their appointment.
Additional vaccination opportunities at the Health Department and clinics will be announced as more vaccine is received. Other vaccination providers will begin distribution as more vaccine is made available.