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Cheatham Health Dept. Now Taking Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines

- Micca Terrell

More and more Cheatham Countians are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Tennessee Health Department. State health officials announced just after New Year’s Day that vaccines are available for Tennesseans 75 and over, as well as first responders and frontline workers, as part of the state’s COVID-19 plan found here:

Since the announcement, the Cheatham County Health Department has been overwhelmed by a flood of phone calls, according to Director Rachel Ellis.

“To ensure we have enough vaccine, we will be giving vaccination by appointment only. The number of appointments will vary each day based on the amount of vaccine that’s available,” Ellis said.

To be put on the list for an appointment, people can call a new hotline set up by the health department on Jan. 6. The number is 866-442-5301, and is operational from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Central time, according to a recording on the hotline.

This information is also found on the Tennessee Department of Health’s new interactive map on the agency’s website at Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (


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