Anderson County-specific COVID vaccine registration info available

Tuesday, the Anderson County government provided a county-specific link to a site where citizens can register to get on the waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

That link is

Once you get there, the process to register is easy, asking you a series of primarily employment related questions to determine if you fall into an elibgible category under the state’s vaccination plan, and your age group to see if you are age-eligible. At the end of the brief questionnaire, you will be prompted to provide your name, a contact e-mail and phone number, and someone from the Health Department will contact you when vaccine is available and set an appointment for you to receive the vaccine at the Health Department. Of course, as we have reported, vaccine supplies are very limited at this time and are being allocated and distributed according to the state’s vaccination plan.

Anderson County Health Department staff are currently vaccinating citizens who qualify in Phases 1a1, 1a2 (which includes in-patient health care providers, first responders with direct exposure to the public and staff members and residents of long-term care facilities, as well as those primarily working in outpatient health care settings). and individuals age 75 and older.

Only those who are in these phases or age group may register for vaccination at this time.

Citizens may determine their eligibility by visiting the following site:

The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use require two doses for the best protection against the virus. People who receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a county health department will be contacted to make an appointment to receive their second dose of vaccine.

Those with general questions about COVID-19 may call the COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945 or 833-556-2476 between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Questions related to COVID-19 and the vaccination can also be directed to the East Region COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at (865) 549-5343, which is available from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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