Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, this plan will begin on February 22. The officials have reported that the phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and childcare facilities.

Tennessee Health Commissioner, Lisa Piercey, said:

“Tennessee has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, and we’ve made substantial progress in protecting our senior citizens who are over age 70 through vaccination.

While we remain focused on our seniors, who are the highest-risk population, we’re able to expand vaccine eligibility to these additional groups as our supply continues to grow each week.”

You should also know that there is a new online scheduling tool to allow users to book their appointment for COVID-19 vaccination at participating health department sites when they are eligible to do so. Tennesseans can access the system at and select their county to schedule an appointment.