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Appointments for Saturday's COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Knox Co. were taken in minutes

KCHD said it has 1,000 vaccines on hand to administer. The appointment-only clinic will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

Just minutes after Knox Co. residents were able to sign up for appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic, they were all booked.

People could start signing up for the appointments at 11 a.m. on KCHD's website. By 11:07, KCHD said they were fully booked.

More opportunities will be announced as the county receives more vaccine.

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The Knox County Health Department announced Thursday it will be holding another COVID-19 vaccine clinic for people 75 and older, as well as first responders, healthcare workers and others who qualify in Tennessee's Phase 1a1/1a2.

KCHD said it has 1,000 vaccines available to administer Saturday. The appointment-only clinic will be held on Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

People who qualify for the vaccine can schedule an appointment for the clinic starting Friday at 11 a.m. KCHD will not be taking any appointments beforehand.

Appointments can be scheduled online at KCHD's vaccine portal at this link, or by calling 865-215-5555. People should anticipate these appointments to fill up almost immediately, as demand for the vaccine continues to far exceed the current supply.

More details about the clinic will be released Friday morning before appointments open up.