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Dr. Spencer Gregg, director of UT's Student Health Center, at a vaccination distribution on February 5, 2021.

Approximately 560 eligible members of the campus community received COVID-19 vaccinations today at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with the Knox County Health Department.

The event was limited to faculty, staff, or students who were identified as being in the current risk-based phase (1a1 or 1a2) or age-based phase (age 70 or older) for Knox County, according to the state’s vaccination plan.

“In accordance with the State of Tennessee’s vaccine plan for phase-related and age-appropriate vaccine distribution, we had contacted departments across campus to put together phase-related and age-appropriate lists of faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Spencer Gregg, director of the Student Health Center. “From those lists, we contacted each eligible participant by directed email, advising them of today’s opportunity and providing them with a link to sign up.”

Recipients received their vaccinations in the Student Union. The university will continue to work with the Knox County Health Department on additional vaccine distributions.

More information about vaccine distribution on campus is available on UT’s COVID-19 website.



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