As part of our effort to protect you and others against COVID-19, we adhere to the all safety protocols put in place on a state and national level.
During your visit with us, a clinical staff member will ask the following questions:
Helping our patients and community members access the COVID-19 vaccine quickly and easily is our priority. Cherokee Health Systems is offering COVID-19 vaccines daily at all of our clinics. We are launching community events to vaccinate in accordance with the State of Tennessee vaccine categories. For more information, please contact us at 1-866-231-4477.
We offer Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots at our health centers. Call us today at 1-866-231-4477 TTY #711 to schedule your booster shot. Click here to learn more about which COVID-19 booster shot is right for you.
As a Community COVID-19 Ambassador, you will receive a $200 monthly stipend for talking with others about the value of COVID-19 prevention measures 1-3 hours per week. More details will follow if you are selected to be a part of the program. Click here to fill out our interest form.
Anyone can call the Tennessee Department of Health's Case & Community Support Hotline for support with any COVID-19 questions or resources. The CCST is ready to take your call and provide a variety of resources. To reach the hotline, call (615) 770-6940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is COVID-19?
COVID -19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that can affect organs involved in breathing, including your lungs, nose, and throat. It is diagnosed with a laboratory test.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
How can I help protect myself?
CHS is offering COVID-19 vaccines at our clinics. If you are interested in getting vaccinated, call us at 1-866-231-4477.
To protect yourself:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Make arrangements to get your COVID-19 vaccine.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
What if I am sick?
If you are sick, you should:
Stay home and avoid contact with other people and animals
Wash your hands at least once an hour
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Avoid sharing household and personal items like glasses and phones
Wash all items you have touched
Call before you come to a CHS clinic so we can prepare to protect you and others
How do I care for someone who is sick?
Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face
Keep your distance when possible
Do not share household items with the sick person
Monitor the sick person carefully and call your CHS clinic if symptoms worsen
Wash all surfaces, clothing, and bedding items often
The CDC issued an announcement on Sept. 24, 2021, recommending that the following groups receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine):
The CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their benefits and risks:
These recommendations only apply to people who previously received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series (i.e., the first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine).
To learn more about the CDC's recent announcement, click here.
**Cherokee currently does not have the Pfizer vaccine to give patients. We will update this page as soon as the Pfizer vaccine becomes available to us.
Nov. 4, 2021
CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.
At-home COVID-19 tests are available! Every U.S. household can order 4 tests. Did we mention that they are completely free? Learn more and place your order on the link below.