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COVID-19 Announcement to Patients and Visitors

Meharry is currently offering vaccines to community 55 and older and those over age 16 years with qualifying medical conditions in Phase 1c (see qualifications in chart below) or employed in “Critical Infrastructure” Industries under Phases 2a and 2b (see qualifications in chart below) by appointment only.

 

For an appointment, call 615.327.6348 or click here to make an appointment online

 

Meharry is administering the vaccine to patients in our Meharry Medical Group clinics and to community members who register.

People eligible now include those 55-plus and individuals 16-years-old and over with risk factors—in Phase 1c—including hypertension, asthma and diabetes. The vaccine is also available for those undergoing cancer treatment, recipients of organ transplants and those on the list below. Phase 1c also includes women who are pregnant and household contacts of pregnant women and household contacts of high-risk children under 16 years old.

The vaccine is also being offered to those employed in “Critical Infrastructure Industries” under Phases 2a and 2b including social services, commercial agriculture, corrections, public transit, freight, telecommunications and utilities—see the listing in the chart below for details.

 

Table of diseases allowing vaccination

 

For an appointment, call 615.327.6348 or click here to make an appointment online

 

The vaccines are safe and effective, and we urge you to protect yourselves, your families and your community by this one simple act. Remember, you must be 65 or older or qualify under the Phase 1c guidelines for this round of inoculations.

 

CLICK TO OPEN A PDF OF THE CAMPUS MAP for parking and vaccine clinic location.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONSENT FORM for the COVID-19 vaccination. If you have the ability to download, print and complete the form, bringing it with you will save time on the day of your visit.

 

Health and Safety Information

The health and safety of patients, physicians and staff at Meharry Medical Group (MMG) is our highest priority. To ensure this, we have taken the below steps.

General:

· Increased cleaning protocols for common areas, high traffic areas, and high touch surfaces according to CDC guidelines.

Patients and Visitors:

· Screened for COVID-19 at entrance to clinics including a touchless temperature check and screening questionnaire.

· Required to wear a face mask at all times during visit and provided at entrance if do not present with one.

· Waiting area seating spaced and marked appropriately and clear barriers installed at registration and check-in to promote social distancing.

· If screen positive or actively positive, are quarantined in a dedicated examination room.

· Provided the option to be seen virtually using telemedicine technology.

MMG Physicians and Staff:

· Wear masks and goggles or face shields at all times.

· Wash hands frequently.

· If exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, are immediately evaluated to determine whether it’s safe to stay at work. If not, are quarantined at home.

· Stay at home if sick or had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

· Are tested for COVID-19 as needed according to protocols and if positive, quarantined at home until safe to return to work.

We look forward to serving your healthcare needs and together lets “Respect and Protect” each other.