Tennessee launches online system for scheduling COVID vaccine appointments
(WVLT/AP) -Tennessee officials launched a statewide online scheduling system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments that aims to help Tennesseans get vaccinated faster.
State Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said Friday that the change aims to prevent long lines of people who wait for hours in some areas where vaccines are now available to people 75 and older, sometimes only to be turned away because there were no doses left.
The website will allow people across the state to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if they qualify based on the vaccination phase in their county.
The site also allows individuals to sign up by clicking on their county on a map that details which phase each county is in across the state.
Tennessee is currently in phase one of the vaccination plan. This phase includes healthcare workers, first responders and people over the age of 75.
On Monday, Tennessee reported more than 215,427 COVID-19 vaccinations had been administered so far. Within the last 24 hours, more than 13,00 have been vaccinated.
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