Niswonger Children’s Hospital will be offering a walk-in clinic, March 11, 4 PM - 7PM, for COVID 19 vaccinations for 16 and 17 year olds who meet 1c criteria

If you are unable to attend this clinic but want your student to be vaccinated you can register for an appointment by going online to or by calling 1-866-517-5873 between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Phase 1c Criteria

Tennesseans 16 Years Old or Older with High-Risk Health Conditions

  • Chronic renal disease
  • COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or moderate-severe asthma
  • Obesity (BMI > 30)
  • Heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, hypertension
  • Sickle cell, thalassemia
  • Cerebrovascular disease, stroke
  • Dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • High-risk, progressive neuromuscular disorders (such as muscular dystrophy, ALS, multiple sclerosis)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Women ages 16 years and older who are pregnant and their permanent household residents >16yo. *Pregnant women were not included in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials; however, the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 is thought to be significantly higher than the risk of vaccination. Pregnant women are encouraged to discuss vaccination with their health care provider
    • Technologically-dependent individuals ages >16 years and the household residents and caregivers of children <16 years old who are technologically-dependent. Such as individuals who are ventilator-dependent, oxygen-dependent, with tracheostomy, wheelchair-bound due to high-risk medical condition, or require tube feedings, parenteral nutrition, or dialysis.
    • Individuals ages >16 years with immunocompromising conditions and the household residents and caregivers of children <16 years old who have immunocompromising conditions. Such as individuals receiving chemotherapy, requiring daily oral steroids or other immunosuppressants, those with HIV/AIDS or other diagnosed high-risk immunodeficiency.
    • Household residents and caregivers of children <16 years old who have complex congenital heart disease requiring ongoing medical management, such as Tetralogy of Fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and double outlet right ventricle, or qualify for the Katie Beckett waiver.


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