This story was updated at 12:23 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2021.

UPDATE: According to the Hamilton County Health Department, as of Jan. 18, all first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments are full with few second dose appointments remaining. The health department will add new appointments once additional vaccine shipments are received. 


The Hamilton County Health Department has announced additional slots available to Hamilton County residents who are eligible to receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, according to a news release.  

Residents who already received their first dose of the vaccine are encouraged to register for the second dose online at or call 423-209-5399 if you do not have access to the internet.

Hamilton County's supply of COVID-19 vaccine is distributed in phases following Tennessee's vaccination plan. Only residents who are eligible in the current phases will be able to make an appointment. The current phases are 1a1, 1a2 (see below), and those who are age 75 years and older. Vaccine recipients must also be a Hamilton County resident or work in Hamilton County.

When scheduling appointments, residents will need information from the vaccination record card they received at the time of their first dose. They will also need proof of meeting the phase criteria upon arriving at the distribution sites, which includes documents showing current address, work ID, badge, letter or email from their employer, or a pay stub.


New First Dose Vaccination Days

When: Jan. 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and Feb. 7. 

Where: Tennessee Riverpark Hubert Fry Center, 4301 Amnicola Highway

Note: Enter the Riverpark near the Chattanooga State entrance, do not enter Chattanooga State. Look for signs.


New Second Dose Vaccination Days Announced:

When: Feb. 1, 2 and 4    

Where:  Carta Bus Barn, 1617 Wilcox Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37406

Note: Enter through the last gate at the corner of Scholar Avenue and Camden Street.


Phase 1a1 eligible groups:

*  Hospital/free-standing emergency department staff with direct patient exposure and/or exposure to potentially infectious materials

* Home health care staff

* COVID-19 mass testing site staff

* Student health providers

* Staff and residents of long-term care facilities

* (Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, homes for the aged, DIDD residential centers, group homes)

* First responders with direct public exposure

* Individuals >18 years who cannot live independently due to serious chronic medical conditions or intellectual or developmental disabilities


Phase 1a2 eligible groups:

Other Health Care Workers with Direct Patient Exposure

*  Primary care providers and staff

* Outpatient specialty providers and staff working with acute patients

* Pharmacists and staff

* Patient transport

* Outpatient therapists

* Urgent visit center providers and staff

* Environmental services

*  Oral health providers

* Behavioral health providers

*  Outpatient laboratory staff working with COVID-19 specimens

* Funeral/mortuary workers with direct decedent contact