NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health has expanded access to COVID-19 vaccination by adding more than 100 new vaccination sites across the state.
The department says it's putting a particular focus on rural and underserved areas. The state partnered with pharmacies and community health clinics to add the new locations.
“We’re eager to launch these partnerships to help bring the vital resource of COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans in communities most vulnerable to serious and lasting social and economic challenges due to the pandemic,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP in a news release.
The new vaccination sites include 24 federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and community health centers, 64 local pharmacies and 20 chain pharmacies with many sites in some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable counties.
Vaccinations will be administered to residents in current eligible phases of the county in which the clinic or pharmacy is located. And all vaccinations will be free.