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COVID-19 Vaccination: Business Resources

The Tennessee Chamber is committed to helping businesses stay informed about COVID-19 vaccinations, so you can share essential information with your employees.

Below are resources gathered to help educate employers on COVID-19 Vaccination:

Tennessee Department of Health Resources

Tennesseans age 16 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. TDH wants to make it as convenient as possible for anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine to receive one. You can find your local health department information online here.

  • Find Your Phase, County and Request a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment - Click Here

  • Differences Between COVID-19 Vaccine Options - Click Here

  • COVID-19 Testing  Dashboard  |  Screening Tool  |  Testing Sites  |  Data

  • The Tennessee Chamber led a Zoom video call update with TN Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey Thursday, January 7. The call answered questions in regards to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including employer questions. Click here for a replay.

 

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) Resources

  • Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers - Click Here

 

Vanderbilt Health Announces Vaccination Resources for Employers

Recently, Vanderbilt Health announced ways that businesses can encourage workforce and health plan members for vaccinations with COVID-19 vaccines widely available.

For businesses with 30 or more employees and/or adult dependents to be vaccinated, Vanderbilt Health can work with you to host an on-site vaccination event. With on-site vaccination, Vanderbilt Health will contract with you to cover costs associated with administering the vaccine and producing the event. Businesses interested in on-site vaccination can complete this brief form to receive more detailed information.

For smaller businesses, encourage your employees and their family members ages 16 or older to schedule individual appointments with this easy, online link from Vanderbilt Health. They bill insurance for a small fee to help cover costs of giving the shot, but you won't get a bill, even if you don't have insurance.

 

How to Register Your Business to Administer the Vaccine 

Are you a large employer looking to vaccinate your workforce on-site in Tennessee?

A company representative (or their occupational health contractor) would need to complete onboarding in order to receive vaccine. That process may be started by completing the CDC’s Provider Agreement and Profile CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Profile Information (tn.gov).

The Best Ways for Employers to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines (U.S. Chamber Resource) 

 

Vaccine Myths - Know the Facts vs. Fiction 

Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical. (CDC) 

Click here to view the CDC's latest guide to FAQ's on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Click here to view the TN Dept. of Health's FAQ's about COVID-19 vaccines

Fact v. Fiction: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

 

Importance of COVID-19 Testing for your Employees 

The state has authorized a program for interested Tennessee businesses to obtain COVID-19 tests kits, free of charge while supplies last. The goal of the program, administered jointly by the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, is to help participating businesses demonstrate with greater confidence that their facility is safe to customers and employees.

In order to access the test kits, businesses must follow certain reporting requirements and follow guidelines. Interested companies can request kits or learn more here. If your business is not eligible or you have questions, contact covid19.testing@tn.gov.

 

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

Click here for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance in regards to legal aspects surrounding COVID-19. 

 

Disclaimer: The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TN Chamber) seeks to provide access to recommendations, regulations, services and expertise to its members. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant. Prior to acting, members should consult their own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations. The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the TN Chamber are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice. The TN Chamber makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the TN Chamber has no liability to user.

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