Tennessee Valley Healthcare System administers 10,000 COVID-19 doses

USAF Veteran Harold King receives the 10,000th vaccine at TVHS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Within 28 days of offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) administered vaccine No. 10,000 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Air Force and Korean War Veteran Harold King received the milestone dose.

“I feel very well and haven’t had any problems with the vaccine,” King, 89, said. “I got it because it’s the thing to do. Other Veterans should get their vaccine.”

Vaccines are offered by appointment only to Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care and are high-risk or aged 65 and above. Those interested in the vaccine, should use the VA’s “Keep Me Informed” tool. Once their priority group is reached, Veterans will be contacted by TVHS to arrange appointments.

“Our teams are working diligently to offer the vaccine to our enrolled Veterans and staff,” Jennifer Vedral-Baron, TVHS health system director said. “We are so excited to reach this milestone and make a difference in our communities. We’re not done yet.”

TVHS is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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