The Knox County Health Department continues vaccinating people for Covid-19. KCHD had 975 appointments available for January 22 for health care workers, first responders, those 75 and older and others that fall within the first priority groups. All appointments for the Knox County Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine next week were filled within an hour of the online sign-up period opening.
During her briefing today, Dr. Martha Buchanan, the Director of KCHD, walked through some of the data with Covid-19 vaccinations in Knox County.
“The Knox County Health Department just received over 5,200 doses of vaccine,” said Buchanan. “We’ve received nearly 10,000 doses since late December.”
Of those 5,200 doses, 975 were made available for first doses, while the rest are being used for second doses.
“Knox County has vaccinated about three percent of the population with the first dose of the vaccine,” explained Buchanan. “If you do the math, that means about 14,000 people in Knox County have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.”