UT Medical Center fills COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 10:48 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 11:01 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The University of Tennessee Medical Center on Wednesday filled appointments for hundreds of first-dose vaccinations.

The hospital began taking appointments Wednesday morning and announced around 10:30 a.m. that all available appointments were taken.

Anyone 70 years and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as quickly and efficiently as we can in order to have a healthier and safer community,” said Dr. Keith Gray, senior vice president and chief medical officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. “We hope to offer additional appointments in the coming weeks based on future vaccine availability.”

Appointments will be for Monday, Feb. 8 – Friday, Feb. 12 for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Dr. Gray said it will likely be months before the vaccine is widely available. The community should continue to follow social distancing guidelines as officials work to distribute the vaccine.

Anyone interested in signing up for an appointment should monitor the registration web page here when more spots open.

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