UPDATED April 5: COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Tipton County
Effective immediately ANY Tennesseans (age restricted) are eligible to be vaccinated. In the counties where Pfizer vaccine is available they will begin to vaccinate anyone age 16 and older. Citizens who want Moderna that is still available as well, but they must be 18 and older.
The Tipton County Health Department is currently dispensing the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines as of 3/22/21. You may request an appointment by visiting https://vaccinate.tn.gov/ or calling 1-866-442-5301.
ALL TIPTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS WILL NOW BE GIVEN AT COBB PARR PARK IN COVINGTON FOR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ONLY (ENTRANCE IS OFF OF BERT JOHNSTON AVE). PLEASE, if you are in line to receive a vaccine, HAVE YOUR ARM READY!! We are trying to move people as quick as possible and having to get out of your vehicle to take a coat, shirt, off kills the process on time.
There are options for any of the top three vaccines Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson in Tipton County. Visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ to find the vaccine you would like to receive, and it’s availability.
Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Jimmy Naifeh Center to Offer Moderna Vaccine in Place of Johnson & Johnson starting Saturday April 17, 2021
Due to a pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County will provide the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in its place. First and second doses will be available to anyone 18 years and older every Saturday through the end of June from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome; however, appointments are encouraged at www.dscc.edu/vaccine.
Patients should be prepared to wait on-site for up to 30 minutes following vaccination to ensure no immediate side effects occur. DSCC is also accepting applications for those who would like to work at the vaccine point of distribution. Positions needed include data entry, registration, scheduling, and set up and wait area staff. The application can be found at www.dscc.edu/vaccine.
For more information, contact Baker McCool, EMS program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-475-3189. Patients are asked to follow signs to enter the vaccination site from the Highway 51 entrance. The address to the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County is 3149 Hwy 51 S., Covington, TN 38019.