Updated 1/14/21


The Giles County Health Department has launched a portal as part of a statewide system, providing eligible members of the public a platform to book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination.
The new online platform took effect on Monday and places all who register for the vaccine on a priority list.
Janet McAlister, the assistant regional director of the south-central regional office of the Tennessee Department of Health said they are ordering every dose made available and distributing and administering it as fast as they can.
After registering, participants in the program will receive appointment information by email or phone.
A worker at the Giles County Health Department said today (Thursday) those currently eligible for the vaccination are health care workers and citizens age 75 and older under the state's current phase of the vaccine rollout.
Giles County has seen an average of 27.4% positivity rate in the last seven days. There are a total of 424 identified active cases of the virus in the county.
In addition to vaccination, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic, the health department said.