Rutherford County Introduces Covid Vaccine Call Center
Alicia Patton, MTN Reporter
February 8th, 2021
Scheduling to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Rutherford County has become easier due to a new call center. The call center is a way for Rutherford County residents to have a more guaranteed way to access appointments where Internet may not be as accessible.
The county partnered up with the Office of Information Technology to help residents get information regarding signing up for the state’s priority waiting list, following up with persons on the waiting list for first dose administration, and scheduling second dose appointments.
According to the Rutherford County Vaccination Plan, the county is currently in process of vaccinating phase 1a1 and 1a2 individuals. 1a1 individuals are in-patient health care providers, first responders with direct exposure to the public and staff members and residents of long-term care facilities. 1a2 individuals are or those primarily working in outpatient health care settings. However, 70-year-olds and older are being vaccinated at this time as well.
The call center can be reached at 615-849-0347 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.