Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
Tennessee health care providers are now administering COVID-19 vaccinations to Tennesseans as outlined in our COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Tennessee’s phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. This page provides information on how Tennesseans may receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Tennesseans will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by the phase in which they fall. Categories included in the phases of Tennessee’s vaccination plan are as follows:
|Phase 1a1||Phase 1a2||Phase 1b||Phase 1c||Phase 2||Phase 3|
Inpatient health care workers
|All other health care workers||School and child care facility workers||
People age 16 and older who have high-risk health conditions
|Critical infrastructure workers||People in congregate living facilities|
|Other health care workers with high-risk exposure to COVID-19||Funeral home and mortuary service workers||First responder agency administrative service workers||Grocery store workers|
|Residents and staff members of long-term health care facilities||People in correctional facilities|
|People age 18 and over who are not able to live independently due to health care conditions or developmental or intellectual disability|
For more details of each category, go to www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf.
Age-based Vaccination for COVID-19
Tennessee is vaccinating anyone aged 70 and older, no matter what phase they may fall in, as they are at highest risk for serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Your county health department may be booking appointments to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people age 70 and older. Learn how to contact your county health department and book your appointment here.
How Do I Get a COVID-19 Vaccination When It’s My Phase?
Tennessee counties will move through the phases of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan at different times, based on the availability of vaccines. People qualifying for vaccination may be offered vaccine by their employer, through their local health department or through a partnering hospital. Your county health department may be booking appointments to provide COVID-19 vaccinations when it’s your phase. Learn what phase your county is in and how to book your appointment here.