Hamilton County Health Department Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Adults Age 55 and Older — Effective Immediately
In an effort to avoid destroying unused COVID-19 vaccines, the Hamilton County Health Department announced it will expand age eligibility to individuals age 55 and older.
Prior to this announcement, the age-based eligibility was limited to individuals age 65 years and older. Any person attempting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on age must be a Hamilton County resident. The Health Department requires proof of a Hamilton County address through the documentation listed below. There are no specific medical conditions required for age-based eligibility.
Proof of Hamilton County Address:
State-issued ID Card
This expansion takes effect immediately. This means that any Hamilton County resident age 55 or older may begin scheduling first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments online or via their telephone hotline at (423) 209-5398. Any caller receiving a busy signal is encouraged to hang up and call the hotline again as call volume is expected to be heavy.
For assistance with scheduling online appointments, please review the Hamilton County Health Department’s YouTube tutorial.
The expansion of age-based eligibility has no effect on risk-based eligibility. The Health Department is still offering COVID-19 vaccines to Phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b, and 1c. For a complete list of criteria for current phases, please review the current phases/eligibility online.
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