JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – On Saturday, January 2, residents who meet the 75+ year age requirement can register to receive COVID-19 vaccines as they become available at the seven health departments in the Northeast Region.
In a statement to News Channel 11, Rebekah English, Regional Director said:
“The telephones at Washington County Health Department are staffed today 8 am-4 pm so that people age 75+ can call to register for their COVID-19 vaccine. If someone is not able to get through it is because all the lines are currently being used. Individuals should attempt calling during these hours until they are able to speak with someone.”Rebekah English, Regional Director of the Northeast Tennessee
English added that the telephone lines also will also be open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for this age group to continue registering for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The process began Saturday but will continue.
Each county is administering the COVID-19 vaccine according to the phases as listed within the Tennessee Department of Health’s vaccination distribution plan. For a full list of which phase each county is in, CLICK HERE.
|Local Health Department||Phone|
|Carter County Health Department||423-543-2521|
|Greene County Health Department||423-798-1749|
|Hancock County Health Department||423-733-2228|
|Hawkins County Health Department/Church Hill||423-798-1749|
|Hawkins County Health Department/Rogersville||423-272-7641|
|Johnson County Health Department||423-727-9731|
|Unicoi County Health Department||423-743-9103|
|Washington County Health Department||423-975-2200|
Individuals should call their local health department to provide their name, date of birth, and a phone number so they can be notified when a vaccine is available.
Not every local health department is administering COVID-19 vaccines to ages 75+ yet, according to TDH.