What to know about registering for Phase 1C of the COVID-19 vaccine in Williamson County

More than 1.1 million residents in Tennessee are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Pexels)
More than 1.1 million residents in Tennessee are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Pexels)

More than 1.1 million residents in Tennessee are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Pexels)

Phase 1C of Tennessee's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan opened March 8, making an estimated 1.1 million people statewide now eligible for the vaccine, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

The latest phase includes those age 16 and older with high-risk health conditions, including diabetes, asthma, heart conditions and obesity. A full list of health conditions can be found here.

Phase 1C also includes pregnant women, as they are higher risk for severe illness should they contract COVID-19.

According to the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, those registering for the vaccine will be asked about their qualifications as well as other medical questions, such as their age, whether they are symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms or if they have had an allergic reaction to vaccines in the past.

However, residents are not required to provide additional information or proof of a medical condition.


"The health department may not ask individuals about personal health information other than questions on the COVID-19 vaccine consent form," WCEMA External Affairs Officer Hannah Bleam said in an email.

Residents can find local vaccine administrators via www.vaccinefinder.org.

Additionally, residents can also register to receive a vaccine appointment from the Williamson County Health Department though the state sign-up portal here.

To date, more than 68,400 Williamson County residents—just over 18%— have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Just over 10% of the county population is fully vaccinated, according to TDH data.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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