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COVID-19 Vaccinations in Wilson County

Update from the TN Department of Health 09/24/2021:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Health will begin offering booster doses of COVID vaccine to certain populations, beginning Friday, September 24. A single dose booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be administered for individuals who met these criteria:

• People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

• People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,

• People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and

• People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of PfizerBioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

More information on the CDC’s recommendation for a booster dose is available online.

Local health departments across the state will be administering the booster dose. Information on appointment availability can be found at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/availability/. Appointments are not required. The Federal Pharmacy Partnership (FPP) for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program is facilitating on-site vaccination for residents in long-term care facilities. Additional vaccine providers offering the Pfizer vaccine can be found by visiting http://www.vaccines.gov. Patients do not need to prove their diagnosis or health condition to be eligible for the booster dose. 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.

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Update from the TN Department of Health 08/19/2021:

The Wilson County Health Department has announced that they will relocate their COVID-19 testing and vaccination site to the College Hills Church of Christ on August 23, 2021.  The College Hills Church of Christ is located at 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon TN 37090.

The health department will administer COVID-19 tests on Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. Self-tests will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.

COVID-19 vaccinations will take place at the College Hills Church of Christ as well from 12:30p.m. - 4:00p.m. on Mondays - Fridays.

 

Update from the TN Department of Health 07/07/2021:

On July 8, 2021, the Wilson County Health Department announced that they will relocate their COVID-19 vaccine location. Effective Friday, July 9, 2021 the Health Department will administer COVID-19 vaccines at the Wilson County Health Department on Monday-Friday from 12:30pm-4:00pm. The Health Department is located at 927 East Baddour Parkway Lebanon, TN 37087.

Anyone who has a scheduled appointment will be notified of the change.

 

Update from the TN Department of Health 5/12/2021:

The Tennessee Department of Health has announced that it will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. (View their press release here.) This is following the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to administer to children ages 12-15 years. Prior to this decision, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved for individuals age 16 and above.

The Tennessee Department of Health has announced that it will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. (View their press release here.) This is following the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to administer to children ages 12-15 years. Prior to this decision, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved for individuals age 16 and above.

Local health departments will be able to vaccinate children ages 12-15 years beginning Friday, May 14. Individuals are able to request appointments online through Vaccinate.tn.gov. When making an appointment, individuals under the age of 18 should select a Pfizer vaccine appointment time. Health departments also accept walk-ins.

Individuals may also schedule an appointment with a local vaccine provider by visiting covid19.tn.gov or VaccineFinder.org. Many local providers also accept walk-ins. For more information regarding vaccine recommendations and guidelines from ACIP visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

Update from the Wilson County Health Department 5/10/2021:

Schedule an Appointment

All Tennesseans ages 16 and over are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Wilson County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. To book your appointment, visit Vaccinate.tn.gov and click the blue “Proceed to COVID-19 questionnaire” button at the bottom of the page to start your registration. If you need help scheduling your vaccination, please call 866-442-5301. Those wishing to schedule an appointment may also contact their local pharmacy, as several pharmacies are now certified to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. During your 1st dose appointment, you will receive your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. This card serves as a record that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, as it documents the manufacturer of the type of COVID-19 vaccine received, as well as the dates for your first and second doses. It is important to remember to bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you to your 2nd dose appointment.  

The Wilson County Health Department is working to remove certain barriers for Wilson county residents who may have trouble scheduling an appointment. Therefore, beginning April 26, 2021, the Wilson County Health Department will be offering 25 vaccines that do not require an appointment. Those wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment may arrive anytime from 9:00am-3:00pm to receive the vaccine.These individuals will have their own designated line at the College Hills Church of Christ vaccine location. This option will be available Mondays-Fridays now through May 16th.

Beginning Monday, May 17th the Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine hours will shift to 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. on Mondays-Fridays at the College Hills location.

As we move into warmer weather, the Wilson County Health Department will begin vaccinating indoors so that the temperature of the vaccine can be maintained. Beginning June 1, 2021 the Health Department will relocate their vaccine site from College Hills to the Wilson County Schools Administrative and Training Complex (ATC) located at 415 Harding Drive Lebanon, TN 37090.

Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. Tennessee will continue to move through phases of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan as vaccine supplies increase.

Tennesseans can find information on the phases eligible for vaccination in their county and, when eligible, register for vaccination through their county health department at covid19.tn.gov. Due to their independent operations and larger populations, Tennessee’s metropolitan counties may have different instructions, so residents in these areas should check with local authorities about their plans.

TDH reminds 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.

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