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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, March 19, for eligible recipients.

The clinic will be by appointment only. To receive a vaccine through the university, recipients must be in the risk-based or age-based phase for Knox County.

Eligible recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently in Knox County people in phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b, or 1c or those age 65 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. The State of Tennessee has a COVID-19 eligibility tool to help people determine their status. Learn more about Tennessee age- or risk-based phases.

While the state includes those ages 16 and older with high-risk medical conditions in phase 1c, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved only for those age 18 and older. You must therefore be 18 or older to make an appointment.

To schedule an appointment for the March 19 clinic, go to

The online signup page includes the required consent form and additional information. Participants are asked to complete the consent form in advance of their appointment. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic.

For information about the clinic location, directions, and parking, carefully read the information available on the signup page. Campus operators can provide additional assistance at 865-974-1000. Campus operators cannot set appointments.

Event details

The clinic will be held Friday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pilot Company Ballroom on the second floor of the Student Union, 1502 Cumberland Avenue. Those attending should use the Cumberland Avenue entrance and follow signage to the ballroom.

Parking for the event is free at the Volunteer Hall Parking Garage, 1525 White Avenue. Signage will direct attendees to the Student Union, and shuttles will be available to transport individuals with mobility issues. Attendees will need to present the vaccination card they receive at the clinic to validate their parking when leaving the garage.

View a parking map for the clinic.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution at the University of Tennessee.



Owen Driskill (865-974-2383,