Tennesseans Ages 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Update from the Wilson County Health Department 4/9/2021:
All Tennesseans ages 16 and over are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligibility for those in Phase 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan will run concurrently with age-based eligibility. Phase 3 includes residents and staff members of congregate living facilities including college dormitories, group homes and shelters and those in the corrections system. Phase 3 also includes grocery store workers who were not eligible for vaccination based on previous age or risk-based categories. To view the Tennessee Department of Health's Phase 3 eligibility list, click here.
Schedule an Appointment
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.
“We’re excited to announce the expanded eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older” said Brittany Cox, Assistant Regional Director for Mid-Cumberland. “The more people in Wilson County who choose to get their vaccinations, the sooner our community can return to normal day-to-day activities.”
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.