COVID vaccination picture

Franklin County residents in a long line of cars go through the motions to get COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday at the Franklin County Health Department.

The Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 75 and older along with qualifying medical personnel.

The Franklin County Mayor’s Office said in a press release Thursday that the county has received the Moderna vaccine, but the distribution plan is constantly changing due to limited supplies, and inoculations will take place as long as provisions last.

The Franklin County Health Department was notified Wednesday that it could start administering the vaccine and began the process that afternoon.

A long line of cars extended from the Franklin County Fairgrounds onto Wilton Circle then to the Health Department building, and waiting times were about two and a half hours.

Vaccinations will take place on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the area near Franklin County High School’s back entrance to the gym. The school is located at 833 Bypass Road in Winchester.

Vaccinations will also be given at the Franklin County Health Department, on Joyce Lane in Winchester, on Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m.

The Health Department office is closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.