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Over 14% of the county has at least one shot
Vaccine

Slightly more than 14% of the Warren County population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, according to figures released Monday by the state.

The Tennessee Department of Health reports 14.7% of Warren County residents have received at least one dose. Over half that amount, 8.29%, have been completely vaccinated.

Local numbers are in line with the state average, which shows 14.4% of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to slightly over 1 million people.

Females, at 60%, are more likely to be vaccinated than males, according to state figures.

Also on Monday, the Warren County Health Department has moved to Phase 1c of the vaccination process. This allows those 16 and older with high-risk health conditions to be vaccinated.

This includes people with heart trouble, chronic renal disease, diabetes that requires medication, and obesity with a BMI over 30.

The news comes as the CDC issued new guidance on Monday that says people who are fully vaccinated are free to socialize indoors without a mask. The guidance comes as about 31 million Americans, or about 9% of the population, has been fully vaccinated.

To schedule a vaccination appointment online, visit covid.19.tn.gov. You must have an email address to make an appointment online. The website allows you to make an appointment anywhere in Tennessee.

For those without email or online access, call toll free at (866) 442-5301.