The university encourages all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. With eligibility open to everyone 16 and older and an increasing vaccine supply and list of providers in the area, you have options to get vaccinated soon.
Vaccination opportunities at the university are open to the public, including UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees.
The university offers vaccine appointments to those age 18 and older. If you are under 18, check for clinics that offer the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine authorized for emergency use in people under age 18.
Dates and times are listed on UT’s events calendar. Check the calendar for upcoming opportunities. If none are listed, check back for new additions.
Public Vaccine Clinic Schedule
For directions, parking, and additional information, carefully read the signup page. Campus operators can provide additional assistance at 865-974-1000. Campus operators cannot set appointments.
A variety of distributors, including hospitals, pharmacies, and retail stores, are providing vaccinations. With the vaccine locator tool, you can search your ZIP code to find vaccination appointments near you. Check the vaccine locator tool.
Widespread vaccination, along with following health and safety guidelines, is the best way to control the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccination is not required for students, faculty, or staff. In the interest of public health, however, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended.
Each university vaccination event will offer one of the following vaccines, subject to availability:
- Two-dose Moderna vaccine
- Single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine: According to the FDA and CDC, women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after receiving this vaccine. Other COVID-19 vaccines are available where this risk has not been seen. If you have questions about this risk, please speak with a health care provider before receiving the vaccine.
The signup page for each event includes the vaccine that will be provided, the required consent form, the CDC’s emergency use authorization fact sheet for the vaccine, and additional information.
The FDA has approved both vaccines for emergency use for those age 18 and older.