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Vaccine

The university is participating in the statewide effort to vaccinate Tennesseans in order to control the spread of COVID-19 and protect people from serious illness.

Updated: May 28, 2021

The university encourages all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

Vaccines are safe, effective, free, and readily available on campus and through other providers in the area.

The university offers vaccination appointments to those age 18 and older. If you are under 18, check for other providers in the area.

Vaccinations at the Student Health Center Pharmacy

The public, including UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees, can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Health Center Pharmacy. Appointment times vary each week.

View upcoming appointments at the Student Health Center Pharmacy and sign up.

Public clinics

In addition to offering COVID-19 vaccinations through the Student Health Center Pharmacy, the university organizes vaccination clinics that are open to the public, including UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees. Clinics may be on or off campus.

Dates and times are listed on UT’s events calendar. Check the calendar for upcoming vaccination clinics. If no clinics are listed, check back for new additions.

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.

Public Vaccine Clinic Schedule

View all events

Partnering with UT to provide vaccines

The university partners with businesses and community organizations to help get people vaccinated. We offer two options.

  • UT clinical staff will administer vaccines on-site at an organization’s location.
  • An organization can reserve time at the campus Student Health Center and bring a group on campus to get vaccinated.

Interested businesses and community organizations are invited to email covidvaccines@utk.edu for more information and to schedule a clinic.

Additional vaccine providers

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.


About vaccinations

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 FDA has approved both vaccines for emergency use for those age 18 and older.

Review the CDC’s information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Review the Center for Health Education & Wellness FAQs for students on COVID-19 vaccines.

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