Stewart County Health Department Begins Administering Covid Vaccines

The Stewart County Health Department is currently offering vaccines to persons age 75+, along with first responders, health care workers, residents of long-term health care facilities and funeral home staff.

Vaccines will be given at Stewart County Fire Rescue, 2343 Hwy 79, Dover, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They will be given at the County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursday. This will continue for an indefinite time period.

Due to limited availability of vaccine, you MUST have an appointment to receive a vaccination. NO WALK-UP’s will be permitted. To obtain an appointment, please call the Stewart County Health Department at 931-232-5329. Please remember that their staffing is limited and there has been a huge demand for vaccine over the last few days. Officials ask, “Please be patient with them.”

Director Clint Mathis said, “This vaccination is an unprecedented effort that is moving on a timeline that has never been imagined. There is no playbook for this effort. While there has been planning, a plan doesn’t become procedure until it has been tested. Please realize as this moves along there will be changes, there will be frustration, and there will be wrinkles to iron out. We are all in this together. Our local health department staff want you to get this vaccine just as fast as you want it. They have been dealing with this for months, this is their light at the end of the tunnel. I’m confident that Stewart Countians will rise to the occasion and we will soon have this behind us. I say again, please be patient and understanding with them.”

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