Tennessee to expand vaccine eligibility to all adults

 Tennessee to expand vaccine eligibility to all adults

Dr. Lisa Piercey

Tennessee will soon allow all residents 16-and-older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a ZOOM conference call Monday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said…

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Tennessee had been distributing the vaccine to health care workers, first responders, senior citizens and people 16 and older who have high-risk health conditions – including cancer, hypertension, obesity and pregnancy – as well as caregivers and household residents of medically fragile children.

Dr. Piercey also gave an update on vaccine supplies…

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Dr. Piercey says in rural West Tennessee, less than 20 percent of vaccine appointments are filled.