Tennessee’s COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3/Age-Based Phase 16+

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Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Health announced that, as of April 5, all Tennessee residents aged 16+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The state has moved into Phase 3 of vaccinations which includes congregate living facilities.

Counties were given the choice to expedite these new phases, and Davidson County announced the new eligibility on March 30 when it received additional vaccine doses to meet demand.

Who does the new phase include?

Phase 3 + the new Aged-Base Phase of the vaccine rollout includes the following groups eligible to receive the vaccine:

  • Everyone 16+
  • Congregate living facility residents
    ➡️ Includes those in the corrections system, dorms + group homes
  • Grocery workers 
  • Critical infrastructure workers
    ➡️ Includes transportation, public infrastructure, telecommunications, utilities/energy, social services, corrections staff, public transit workers, etc. 
  • Frontline workers with an increased occupational risk
    ➡️ Includes school faculty and staff, healthcare workers, first responders, residents and staff of long term care facilities, etc.  

That’s me — how do I make an appointment?

Appointments for the upcoming vaccine phase are now open. To find a vaccination site near you, check out this TDH resource, which also explains each county’s eligibility guidelines. 

If you’re having trouble scheduling an appointment or have questions related to the vaccine, contact TDH’s COVID-19 helpline at (866)-442-5301.

To show eligibility for Phase 3 or Age-Based Phase of 16+, vaccine recipients can show an ID with their age or workplace listed or verify they have a qualifying high-risk medical condition.