Hamblen County officials on mission to make vaccine information inclusive for everyone

Hispanics encouraged to get vaccine facts
Published: May. 6, 2021 at 6:49 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 5:23 PM EDT
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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available, so community leaders are spreading the word throughout Hamblen County, in case there is hesitation among Hispanic residents.

HOLA Lakeway is coordinating with the Hamblen County Health Department and Rural Medical Services to go door-to-door in a mission called HOLA on the Move, trying to answer any questions or concerns. So far in Tennessee, health officials say only about four percent of Hispanics have received their COVID-19 vaccination, leaving the Hispanic population especially vulnerable to the risks of COVID illness.

Hamblen County Health Department Director Sherrie Montgomery said, “We certainly want everyone in the Hamblen County community and all communities to know the importance and feel the need to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.”

The Health Department is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine in two doses at the following locations:

You can attend a drive-through COVID-19 Vaccination Event Thursday, May 20

4:00 - 6:00 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Church at 2518 W. Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown

No appointment needed

Drive-Through or Walk-Up Vaccinations weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

8:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hamblen County Health Department at 331 West Main Street in Morristown

No appointment needed

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