ARDMORE Tennessee

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tennessee County Health Departments Offer Covid-19 Vaccination By Appointment

 

Health Departments Scheduling by Phase as Vaccine Supplies Arrive

Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tennesseans can follow a simple, three-step process to learn when they're eligible for vaccination and register for a vaccination appointment:

1. Find Your Phase

Tennesseans can find out what phase of the vaccination plan they're in by visiting https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/.

2. Find the Phase Your County is Vaccinating

To learn what phase your county is vaccinating, visit https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/.

3. Register for a Vaccination Appointment

People who are in a phase currently being vaccinated in their county can register online at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/vaccine-phases/ for an appointment time to receive a vaccination through their county health department. Click your county on the map and then click "Make an Appointment" to register. Those who register will be asked to enter their name and contact information to be notified of their appointment date, time and location as soon as vaccine becomes available.

"We're excited to begin this process to help deliver this vital service in the most efficient way possible while managing the limited and somewhat unpredictable supply of vaccines," said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

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.

The COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, and Tennessee counties may progress through COVID-19 vaccination phases at different times, depending on supplies of COVID-19 vaccines. Tennessee county health departments will announce additional opportunities for residents to receive vaccinations as vaccine supplies become available, and as the county moves to new phases of the vaccination plan.

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.

The Tennessee Department of Health updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Dec. 30. COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee's allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19. Tennessee's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is available online at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf. Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination at www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccine_FAQ.pdf.

 

Girl Scouts of Troop 21020 who made Christmas goodie bags for hospice patients are from left, Rose Wilson, Madalynn Wilson, Averi Trickey, Maribel McFann, Karmen McFann. (courtesy photo)

Girl Scouts Make Goodie Bags For Hospice Patients

"Robyn Wilson, leader of Girl Scout Troop #21020, reached out to Compassus: Hospice & Palliative Care and asked if her girls could make Christmas (2020) goodie bags for the Hospice patients. The sweet girls in this troop made 53 bags for the patients," said Stephanie Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator.

"Because of these selfless, thoughtful little girls, our patients were able to experience some cheer on Christmas (especially those that were

spending the holiday alone, separated from family), Stephanie added. It meant so much to our patients when they got to open a special gift on Christmas."

Girl Scouts participating in the project included Rose Wilson, Madalynn Wilson, Averi Trickey, Maribel McFann, Karmen McFann, Anniston Owens, Eliana Willis and Mae Odom.

Compassus: Hospice & Palliative Care is located in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Are You Interested In A Law Enforcement Career?

The Giles County Sheriff's Department is hiring correctional officers. Starting salary for the day shift is $30,750.00 and for night shift $31,673. Additional pay is available for those with experience and longevity raises are also provided.

Correctional Officers work 12 hour rotating shifts, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and off every other weekend for a total of 182 work days a year.

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision and Workers Comp insurance; 14 paid holidays, paid vacation, retirement plan, paid military leave,

family medical leave, overtime opportunity, compensatory time program and uniforms provided.

Applicants must hold a valid driver's license, high school diploma or G.E.D., social security card, birth certificate and a clear criminal history.

Applications may be downloaded from the Giles County Sheriff's Department facebook page at facebook.com/gilessd. They are available for pickup at the department located at 200 Thomas Gatlin Drive in Pulaski, TN. Applications may be returned by email or in person.