KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The University of Tennessee Medical Center reports all of its current available appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine have now been filled.
UT Medical says to keep up to date with them for future vaccine availability.
Earlier: UT Medical Center says those 70 years of age and older can now schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“UT Medical Center is pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to community members 70 years of age and older according to Tennessee Department of Health eligibility guidelines. Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and efficiently as we can with a limited supply in order to have a healthier and safer community. Please understand that due to great demand we expect these appointments to fill quickly. Call 865-305-6225 if you are eligible and want to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.”
Before you Arrive
- Bring proof of age to verify eligibility (driver’s license, birth certificate or other documentation to confirm date of birth). If you do not meet the criteria of the Tennessee Department of Health (age 70 and older) you will not be able to receive vaccination.
- The vaccine will only be given to the individual registered for the appointment and cannot be given to someone else.
- Bring your completed consent form (en espanol) if you can print it. If not, paper consent forms will be available. A completed consent form is required for vaccination.
- Wear clothing that allows for easy access to the upper arm. Plan to stay for monitoring for 15 minutes after the injection is administered.
- The second dose of the vaccine will be scheduled 3 weeks later, on the same day of the week and at the same time of day as your original appointment.
- Only the patient receiving the vaccine and one support person will be allowed entry into the medical center.
- All patients and visitors must wear a facial covering or mask while on UT Medical Center property.
- Please do not premedicate prior to your appointment with fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), naproxen (Aleve) or aspirin. If you normally take these medicines as part of your daily regimen, you may take them as usual.
See resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine and your appointment below.
- Directions and additional parking information may be found here. When leaving, please show your vaccination card to the parking attendant to exit without payment. Valet parking will be available for a fee.
- Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page to learn more about the vaccine, answers to frequently asked questions and additional resources.
- Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Information
- v-safe: After Vaccine Health Checker
Earlier: UT Medical Center is offering another limited round of COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the community, with sign-ups opening Wednesday afternoon.
This allotment is for people 70 and older. Those eligible can sign up for an appointment through UT Medical Center’s call center or the UTMC website once the appointments open.
How to sign up:
- Click the orange box at the top of this website – https://www.utmedicalcenter.org/
UT Medical says to keep an eye on their website and social media channels for when appointment registrations will open.
These appointments are for Monday, February 8 through Feb. 12, and the center will be administering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.
Both vaccinations must be from the same manufacturer.
“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and efficiently as we can in order tohave a healthier and safer community,” said Dr. Keith Gray, senior vice president and chief medical officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. “We hope to offer additional appointments in the coming weeks based on future vaccine availability.”