Children's Hospital Prepares to Vaccinate Knox County School Employees Against COVID-19
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is partnering with Knox County Schools to vaccinate teachers and other school employees against COVID-19. Knox County Schools will prioritize their employees for vaccines, which will be administered by appointment only at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, beginning Monday, February 22, 2021.
Eligible school staff will receive a secure link to sign-up online for a vaccination time. Appointments will be scheduled Monday through Friday as vaccine is available. This will be an ongoing process, with more appointments opening as Children’s Hospital receives additional vaccine allotments from Knox County Health Department and the state of Tennessee.
Those receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Children’s Hospital will get a first dose, then schedule a second dose approximately three weeks later. “We are excited to welcome Knox County Schools staff to Children’s Hospital for COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Joe Childs, chief medical officer at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. “Vaccine is the best hope we all have of returning to a more normal, pre-pandemic lifestyle. Children’s Hospital staff is grateful to be a small part of the solution. We just ask for patience, as there are many more people eligible for vaccination than there is vaccine available.”
Children’s Hospital plans to provide as many vaccine doses per week as possible, based on vaccine availability.
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s vision is Leading the Way to Healthy Children. Children’s Hospital is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center which has served the East Tennessee region for more than 80 years and is certified by the state of Tennessee as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center.