Nearly 500 Phase 1A Front Line Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

December 28, 2020 – Nearly 500 Williamson County area Phase 1A-eligible workers received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the first three days of the WCCHD vaccination clinic that started on Dec. 26.   

Eligible staff from 18 local Fire and EMS departmentseight long-term care facilities that are not enrolled in a federal pharmacy programfive funeral homes17 home healthcare agencies and school nurses from 11 ISDs participated in the first round of vaccines for a total of 499 doses during the first three days of the five-day long scheduled clinics. 

”It gives us a great deal of satisfaction seeing public health in action – everyone is so grateful to be getting the vaccine,” said Dr. Lori Palazzo, WCCHD Medical Director and Health Authority. “We have heard many personal stories over the past three days of people on the front lines worrying about bringing COVID-19 home and getting their families sick - this vaccine is a ray of hope to see past the pandemic.” 

The vaccination clinic will continue on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. Those Phase 1A-eligible workers that are interested in getting vaccinated can email Vaccines are only available by appointment until all doses are gone. 

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines and state distribution plan, visit The State Department of Health Services at or    

B-roll of the vaccinations of local firefighters, school nurses and home healthcare workers, along with still photos are available at: