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How to volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Tennessee

The Knox County Health Department said it has received questions from people about how to volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic as more and more Knox County residents are signing up to be vaccinated.
Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 10:47 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 6:07 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knox County Health Department said it has received questions from people about how to volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic as more and more Tennesseans are signing up to be vaccinated.

KCHD provided WVLT News with the following information to help:

Q: If people would like to sign up to volunteer at the vaccine clinics, how can they do that?

A: If people would like to sign up, they can go to www.tnmrc.org. We need volunteers for several different positions, including clinical and non-clinical. They range from people who welcome patients at the door to those who can give a vaccine.

Q: What is the average amount of volunteers used at each vaccine clinic?

A: KCHD uses anywhere from 12 - 60 volunteers depending on the size of the clinic and how many other resources we have available. The 12-60 volunteers are made up of general volunteers who sign up using the www.tnmrc.org website as well as staff provided by federal resources, such as FEMA and the National Guard. The federal resources are starting to decrease, so the number of volunteers needed will begin to increase soon.

If you have questions about any of the three vaccine options, you can email the WVLT News vaccine team here.

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