Dyer County Health Dept. taking walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccine, extends hours

Friday, April 2, 2021
With help from the local National Guard, Dyer County Health Department representatives are helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by offering the vaccine to anyone 16 and older.
State Gazette photo/ Meryl Campbell

MERYL CAMPBELL

mcampbell@stategazette.com

Dyer County Health Department COVID-19 vaccine center is helping to slow the spread of the virus by now accepting walk-ins if supplies are available to anyone 16 and older and holding extended hours of operation. The vaccination site at the Dyer County Fairgrounds offers the vaccination to recipients 16 and up, with parental consent if under 18. Extended hours amid new vaccination status that lowers the age for recipients now make it easier for adults to get vaccinated.

According to Tennessee Department of Health website, over 2 million vaccinations have been reported and over 20 percent statewide have received at least one dose. With 11,300 reported vaccinations in Dyer County, over 11 percent of Dyer County residents have received both doses, last reported by the TDH on March 29, 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccine site at the Fairgrounds is open to provide Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Moderna and Pfizer have a two-part dose that is administered; the second dose must be same manufacturer as the first.

To book an appointment register online at COVID19.tn.gov. Please call 1-866-442-5301 for any assistance needed for setting up appointment.

For more information on vaccination reporting visit the Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination reporting website.

Appointments are highly encouraged but walk-ins will be filtered in through the operation hours. These operation hours will be available for the next three weeks.

Vaccine hours:

Thurs. Apr. 1 7 a.m. 1 p.m.

Fri. Apr. 2 Closed for Good Friday

Monday April 5 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Tues. April 6 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

Wed. April 7 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Thurs. April 8 7 a.m. 1 p.m.

Fri. April 9 9 a.m. 2 p.m.

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