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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine under phase 1b

School staff, first responders, those 65 and older now eligible

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A patient receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Goodlark Pharmacy at Fairview.

Williamson County teachers, school staff, first responders and those 65 and older can now receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

After the state announced it will progress into phase 1b of its vaccine distribution plan starting Monday, Feb. 22, Williamson County officials confirmed it would follow suit, and once eligible, residents can request a vaccine appointment with the health department at vaccinate.tn.gov.

The SignUpGenius link the county previously used is no longer active, as the state has launched a new, county-specific waitlist; however, the Tennessee Department of Health shared those who registered for an appointment using the old infrastructure need not register again.

As of Wednesday, the state reported that Williamson County had over 42,000 doses of the vaccine and had provided over 12% of county residents with at least one dose. The county health department has been administering vaccines at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Center, where it has also held its COVID-19 testing site. During Winter Storm Uri last week, these sites were closed.

In addition to the county site, Williamson County residents can request a vaccine appointment from several local pharmacies, including the following:

• Goodlark Pharmacy at Fairview, 2340 Fairview Boulevard Suite 300, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment at GoodlarkVaccine.com.

• Mercy Community Healthcare, 1113 Murfreesboro Road Suite 319 in Franklin, administers vaccines on Saturdays. Request an appointment at mercyinfranklin.timetap.com.

• Sam’s Club, 3070 Mallory Lane in Franklin, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment at samsclub.com/pharmacy/immunization?imzType=covid.

Tennessee Vaccination Services, 1650 Murfreesboro Road Suite 216 in Franklin, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment by calling 615-592-5327.

• Walmart, 7100 Hopgood Road in Fairview, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment at walmart.com/cp/1228302.

• Walmart, 3600 Mallory Lane in Franklin, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment at walmart.com/cp/1228302.

• Walmart, 4959 Main Street in Spring Hill, administers vaccines as available. Request an appointment at walmart.com/cp/1228302.

Additionally, teachers and school staff will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at school, if they so choose. Williamson County Schools was recently approved by the health department as a vaccine distribution site.

WCS Superintendent Jason Golden shared at a recent meeting that over 3,500 of the district's roughly 7,500 full- and part-time staff members have expressed interest in receiving a vaccine so far. With employees already signing up to receive their first dose, the district plans to administer 2,000 doses this weekend.

The Franklin Special School District will also hold two single-day vaccine drives for its employees, dates for which have yet to be announced.

Those not yet eligible to receive a vaccine in Williamson County can sign up to receive alerts as the county progresses through vaccine phases at SurveyMonkey.com/r/QR3TZSL.

For more local information concerning the COVID-19 vaccine, visit WilliamsonReady.org/341/Health-Department-Vaccine-Distribution.

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