NAACP Encourages residents to receive COVID-19 Vaccinations As Soon As Possible
The NAACP Oak Ridge Anderson County chapter wants to encourage all residents as young as 12 years of age, to get a COVID-19 vaccination. To find a location near you click here.
The organization is challenging each Oak Ridger to get vaccinated, then contact 10 persons to ensure that they also receive the vaccination.
It is a factual concern that Blacks are greatly over-represented in the number of deaths in Tennessee, and across the country. So, the word needs to get out and people need to encourage one another to get vaccinated.
Visit the COVID19.TN.Gov website. Follow the directions, enter your zip code to find A Vaccination Location or COVID Testing sites in Oak Ridge and Anderson County. Remember, you must go to the site website and register for an appointment online. If you don’t have access to this website, please ask a friend to help you.
Nineteen providers are listed within a ten-mile radius and five within a one-mile radius.
Please note that if you have any pre-existing conditions regarding vaccinations, please first contact your doctor for guidance.
Remember that the CDC recommendations are: After you have received the full dosage of the vaccine and waited the required two weeks for full immunization to develop, you must continue washing your hands, wearing masks, and social/physical distancing.
To see how Anderson County is moving toward the goal, click here
As of March 30, 32,556 persons have been vaccinated in Anderson County. Are you in that number?
Call the public information number for questions, 877-857-2945.