One-third of Williamson County residents vaccinated with at least 1 dose as Tennessee opens access to all adults

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With a large portion of the state's population now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, about one-third of residents in Williamson County have received at least one dose.

On April 5, the Tennessee Department of Health opened access to the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults age 16 and older statewide regardless of age bracket and phase.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 34.23% have received one dose; that number is approximately 10% higher than the state average of 23.4% with at least one dose.

Just under 20% of Williamson County residents are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 1 million residents have been fully vaccinated, according to an April 1 announcement from the TDH.

“We are encouraged that Tennessee is increasing uptake particularly among our elderly, minority and underserved populations,” TDH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said in a release. “At this point in the vaccine roll-out, we are committed to access for everyone if they choose to receive a vaccine in a health department, a pharmacy or a provider’s office.”


Residents can find locations where vaccines are being administered here.
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.