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COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted by on Friday, November 27, 2020 in .

We encourage those with questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine information to visit the Tennessee Department of Health website.

Davidson County is currently in Phase 1a1 of the state’s distribution plan and is making its supply of the vaccine available to specified groups at its distribution sites.

Vanderbilt University is currently not eligible to become a distribution site for the vaccine because we are not a health care organization. As this is an evolving situation, we remain in close communication with public health agencies and our Vanderbilt University Medical Center colleagues about vaccination efforts.

VUMC has begun to administer COVID-19 vaccine to its health system employees and to select School of Medicine and School of Nursing students who are exposed to its patients under the direction of the Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. VUMC will also soon offer the vaccine to its patients who are 75 years of age or older and will contact those individuals through the My Health at Vanderbilt portal. University faculty and staff age 75 and older who receive care at VUMC should ensure that they have enrolled in My Health at Vanderbilt. VUMC will contact its eligible patients with more information as additional allotments of vaccine become available.

For a list of common COVID vaccine questions, visit the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s website.

At this time, those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination must continue to participate in the university’s testing program and follow all campus protocols, including mask wearing and physical distancing. However, we will re-evaluate if additional public health information is released suggesting that those vaccinated should no longer participate in the periodic testing program.