Appointments Available for Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Knoxville, Tenn. – April 2021 – Covenant Health continues its efforts to provide vaccinations for COVID-19 in Knoxville and surrounding communities. The health system recently surpassed 50,000 vaccinations administered, a milestone that signifies a growing number of East Tennesseans who are better protected from COVID-19.
Covenant Health offers a convenient drive-through vaccination option at the health system’s Fort Sanders West campus. Since the launch of this innovative initiative in January, the clinic’s capacity has increased to administering 1,000 doses per day five days a week. The health system just completed a successful “10,000 Vaccines in 10 Days” campaign in early April.
In addition to weekday drive-through clinic hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Covenant Health is offering evening clinic hours on Monday, April 26, from 4–8 p.m.
Aaron Browne, support services and pharmacy sourcing program manager for Covenant Health, said, “We are offering evening hours to make it easier for people’s schedules. Our goal is to protect the community and vaccinate as many people as we can.”
- Fort Sanders West COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
- Special Extended Hours: Monday, April 26, 4-8 p.m.
- Location: 220 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Knoxville, TN, 37922
- Please make an appointment in advance:
- By Phone: Call 865-374-6159 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
- Website: Go online any time at CovenantHealth.com/vaccine.
Browne added that people can use the same process to make a second-dose appointment once they have received their first dose through Covenant Health.
“From a mobility standpoint, people appreciate not having to get out of their cars,” said Debbi Honey, RN, Covenant Health’s chief nursing officer and leader of the health system’s vaccine initiative.
She says the teams administering the vaccinations at the drive-through clinic have received overwhelming gratitude from recipients, especially during the time when vaccines were not yet readily available in the community. Honey says the staff enjoys helping the community and even keeps doggy treats on hand at the drive-through clinics for those who have their dogs in the car.
Health experts explain that although the vaccine does provide individual protection against infection, it is just one part of risk mitigation. Health leaders remind the public to keep taking action steps like masking, distancing and hand washing to prevent contracting the virus and other illnesses.
For updates and appointment information visit CovenantHealth.com/vaccine.