Mar 12 2021
07:50 am

Received an email at 1:21 am letting me know I can book my COVID-19 vaccine appointment. I've already booked mine so I'm okay. But, I wonder if there were still slots available when I got up this morning and finally checked my email. Could be I'm lucky I'm an early riser, if I still needed to book a vaccine.

As of this moment, in Tennessee they are scheduling vaccine appointments for people that are 65 or older and for people who fit in the risk-based phases of 1a1, 1a2, 1b, and 1c.

There appear to be many locations to obtain the vaccine. From Kroger, Walmart, Publix, small pharmacies (e.g. Macs), to UT Medical Center, Covenant Medical Centers, Cherokee Health Systems, and more, as well as local health departments. Many/most of these providers have websites to schedule an appointment or phone numbers to schedule or get assistance.

President Biden hopes to enable anyone 16 and over to be eligible for a vaccine by May 1.


Vaccine scheduling contact information.
Any of this information is subject to change.

UT Medical Center

At 1 pm on Wednesdays you can register online or call 865-305-6225 .

Covenant Medical Center


You can reach the Covenant Health Vaccination Call Center at (865) 374-6159.
Representatives are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Knox County Health Department

KCHD’s Public Information Line at 865-215-5555

State of Tennessee

State of Tennessee Vaccine & Appointments by County

The State of Tennessee Vaccine Finder
now links to
to find vaccines at various retail, pharmacies, and small clinics
Not all may be listed. It depends on how the provider signs up.

State of Tennessee Vaccine Call Center/Vaccine Information Line
Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM

Kroger Covid-19 Vaccine Availability
Or, call or stop by your local Kroger pharmacy

Or, call or stop by your local Walmart pharmacy

Blount County Health Department

Select your county.



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