The Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga charitable primary care clinic, will provide COVID-19 vaccines from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Both the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and Booster will be available to the public courtesy of the Hamilton County Health Department. There is no cost to get vaccinated, and no appointment required. The VIM local clinic is located at 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1400 near Eastgate in Chattanooga.
“To defeat COVID-19 for good, we are encouraging vaccinations for our patients and the community at large,” said VIM’s Executive Director Joel Henderson. The local VIM charitable clinic is collaborating with the Hamilton County Health Department, Tennessee Charitable Care Network and national Project Finish Line consortium. Mr. Henderson adds “The vaccine is free and could potentially save not only an individuals life, however their loved one’s life as well.”
Since opening the clinic doors 16 years ago, VIM has delivered healthcare to over 75,000 patients at a value of more than $25 million at clinic rates or an estimate value of $109 million at emergency room rates at a cost of $7 million to the clinic. The local VIM clinic is currently open Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and welcomes new patients.
To learn more about either this event or additional testing and vaccination site locations, visit the http://health.hamiltontn.org/ or call the local COVID-19 hotline at 423-209-8383. For more information about the Volunteers in Medicine local health ministry which serves the medically underserved and uninsured visit www.VIM-Chatt.org.