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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility immediately expanded to all adults 16 and older in SE Tennessee

Beginning immediately, all individuals 16 and older in the 10-county Tennessee Department of Health Southeast Region are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Southeast Regional Director Glenn Czarnecki. 

Local health departments offer the vaccine by appointment only. To book your appointment, visit and click the blue “Proceed to COVID-19 questionnaire” button at the bottom of the page to start your registration. If you need help scheduling your vaccination, please call 866-442-5301.

Vaccinations are given throughout the week at the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds on Allen P. Deakins Road.

The Moderna vaccine is currently authorized for ages 18 and older, according to TDH. The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for use in individuals 16 and older. 

To find a site that offers the Pfizer vaccine, or a clinic near you, visit To accommodate individuals’ schedules, county health departments are offering some extended hours during the week.

The ten-county Southeast Region includes Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie.

For more, see the April 1 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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