COOKEVILLE – The Putnam County Health Department will start giving vaccinations for COVID-19 to persons “75 years and older” beginning Saturday, Jan. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Putnam County Building and Codes Department located at 270 Carlen Dr. next to Avery Trace School. This is a drive thru vaccination, so you do not have to get out of your car.
All persons 75 years and older who want to receive the vaccine must go to and signup at www.putnamcountytn.gov/vaccine. If you have a family member that meets this criteria and they don’t have internet capability, you can register for them.
The drive thru vaccinations will continue Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Monday January 4, at a new location, Hyder Burks Pavilion on Gainesboro Grade.
Today the Governor’s office released the updated plan which allows the 75+ residents to start receiving the vaccine Saturday. You can read the updated plan here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/COVID-19_Vaccination_Plan.pdf
Over 2,000 healthcare workers and first responders have already received the vaccine. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are currently in the process of receiving the vaccine according to the Governor’s office.
If you have any issues or questions, you can call the health department at 931-646-info (4636) during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.