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Covid-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources 

Coronavirus continues to spread and affect our community. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from serious illness or death. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

  1. Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19. 

  2. Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine. 

  3. People who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine. Talk with your doctor if you are unsure if you need an additional dose. 

The CDC will update vaccination recommendations as needed. 

County data is available below and via the Tennessee Department of Health

Vaccination Events

The Hamilton County Coalition offers COVID-19 vaccination and awareness events in Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie County. Updated COVID-19 boosters and community resources are available at vaccination events. Please note that the vaccine is not available at awareness events. These events vary but may include COVID-19 education, stress management training, or information about resources available through the Coalition. 

If your organization is interested in hosting a vaccination event or stress management training, please contact

How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels


CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.

Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high.

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