New online tool lets Tennesseans know when they can get COVID-19 vaccine

New online tool lets Tennesseans know when they can get COVID-19 vaccine
Watch: Tennessee officials give vaccination progress update

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating more than 150,000 Tennesseans in just two weeks,” said Gov. Lee. “This tool is yet another step we’re taking to provide Tennesseans with critical information as our vaccine supply increases and more phases become eligible.”

The eligibility tool allows users to opt-in to receive updates and notifications about their vaccine phase and provides risk-based and age-based phase information at the county level.

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Vaccine phases and the current estimated vaccine timeline can be found here.

CLICK HERE for the eligibility tool and COVID-19 information.

As of Tuesday, Jan. 5, a full 9% of the state’s population has now tested positive. That is 1 in 11 people.

The 7-day average of new cases is 17% higher than it was a week ago, but it’s 26% lower than two weeks ago.

The percentage of cases considered recovered or inactive (87.3%) has rebounded to its highest level since Dec. 12.

However, hospitalizations set another new record of 3,246.

The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 617,649 as of January 5, 2021, including 7,267 deaths.

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