Bedford County Health Department is partnering with Bedford County Fire Department to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at volunteer fire stations in Bedford County.
The initial project will include the Unionville, Wartrace, Bell Buckle and Flat Creek stations; if demand is sufficient at those first four sites, the program will be expanded to other volunteer stations as well.
The schedule for the first four sites is as follows:
- Unionville, 3372 U.S. 41A, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8;
- Wartrace, 110 Blackman Blvd. East, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 10;
- Bell Buckle, 113 Main St., 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15; and
- Flat Creek, 106 Hill Top Rd., Shelbyville, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 17
The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to anyone age 12 and over. If demand warrants, the health department will consider returning to the same locations to administer the second dose; if not, the second dose can be obtained at the health department location on Dover Street in Shelbyville.
The health department is offering walk-in options for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are still available but not required.
Bedford County Health Department on Dover Street is open Monday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. for COVID-19 vaccine administration. For more information, call the health department hotline at 931-490-8312.
Tennesseans age 12 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently approved for ages 12-15. Individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.tn.gov, visit the Bedford County Health Department for a walk-in appointment, or search vaccinefinder.org to find a local vaccine provider such as a pharmacy, hospital or clinic.
Bedford County Health Department is an agency of state government, not county government, but Bedford County government endorses its work in promoting the health of local citizens.
The three COVID-19 vaccines being offered in the U.S. are safe and effective, and they have been tested on tens of thousands of volunteers.
PHOTO: Making plans for the volunteer fire stations to be used as COVID-19 vaccination sites are, from left, Scott Johnson of Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, who chairs the county’s COVID-19 task force; Chief Mark Thomas of Bedford County Fire Department; Josh Taylor of BCEMA; Assistant Fire Chief Brian Cantrell; Assistant Director Tammy Anderson of BCEMA; and Jennifer Thomas of Bedford County Health Department. (Bedford County Government photo)