State vaccine appointment websites open

The State of Tennessee has debuted a series of county-specific web pages to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

A statewide online scheduling system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments has launched with several county specific sites going online.

Click here for the Hamblen County site

Click Here for the Grainger County site

Click here for the Cocke County site

Click here for the Claiborne County site

Click here for the Jefferson County site

The effort aims to prevent people from having to wait in line for hours, sometimes only to be turned away because there are no doses left, state Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters Friday.

That’s been an issue in Chattanooga, for instance, where there have been long lines of people waiting in their cars as Hamilton County opened vaccine eligibility for those 75 and older.

By entering your information on the site, you will be placed on a Waiting List for a vaccine appointment.

As soon as vaccine becomes available you will receive appointment information.

Only one person may sign up in each slot. Do not change the quantity to multiple individuals.

Your registration will be automatically cancelled if that occurs.

You must be in the current criteria phase to make an appointment. Appointments will not be made for anyone who does not meet current phase criteria.

Once you receive information on your vaccine appointment, you are encouraged make every effort to attend as scheduled.

You may receive either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

It is best to discuss any questions regarding the vaccine with your healthcare provider prior to your appointment.

If you have any questions, you may call the East Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 865-549-5343, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on weekends and holidays.