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COVID-19 INFORMATION
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Federal Pharmacy Partnership Expands Access to COVID-19 Vaccination in Tennessee

    Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 02:06pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee will see expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination with the launch of a new federal retail pharmacy program. The first phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination will launch in Tennessee February 12, with select pharmacies offering vaccinations in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. These vaccinations will be provided at no cost to patients and will be available by appointment only.

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  • Tennesseans Age 70 and Older Urged to Register for COVID-19 Vaccines

    Tuesday, February 09, 2021 | 02:41pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health reminds adults aged 70 and older they are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. TDH estimates there are about 300,000 Tennesseans in the 70-74 year age group, and only about one in three Tennesseans in this group have been vaccinated to date.

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  • TDH Expands Access to COVID-19 Vaccination in Rural and Underserved Areas

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 03:47pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccination with a particular focus on rural and underserved areas. TDH is partnering with pharmacies and community health clinics to add more than 100 new vaccination sites across the state. Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan remains focused on equity to ensure those with limited access to health care resources will be able to receive vaccinations when they meet eligibility criteria outlined in the plan.

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  • TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

    Friday, January 22, 2021 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as the state continues to prioritize Tennesseans most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19.

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  • New Features Added to COVID-19 Website

    Friday, January 15, 2021 | 02:59pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group have added new features to the COVID19.tn.gov website to make it easier for users to find county-specific information and request an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination.

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  • Tennessee Makes Rapid Progress in Vaccinating Highest Risk Populations

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 01:00pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at highest-risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. Within four weeks of Tennessee receiving its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, more than 221,000 people in the state have received vaccinations, and the Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccinations as rapidly as supplies are received from the federal government. Tennessee is one of the most successful states in the U.S. at quickly administering vaccine, having administered more than 50 percent of the vaccines received by the state.

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  • Tennessee Continues COVID-19 Vaccination

    Monday, January 04, 2021 | 04:56pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee continues efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as described in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Tennessee county health department staff members administered more than 25,000 COVID-19 vaccinations during the New Year weekend, and more than 157,000 total vaccinations have been administered statewide to date.

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  • TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 | 10:47am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans.

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  • TDH Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Dashboard

    Friday, December 18, 2020 | 11:00am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health will provide data on COVID-19 vaccines administered in the state via a new dashboard to be provided online at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/covid-19-vaccine-information.html. This dashboard will launch Dec. 18 and will be updated each Tuesday and Friday.

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  • TDH Announces Testing Schedule Change

    Monday, December 14, 2020 | 04:25pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 testing sites across the state will begin offering self-testing kits to adults three days a week December 21, to allow staff members to transition to vaccination of frontline health care providers and first responders. Local county health departments will continue to offer COVID-19 testing five days a week at no charge for anyone who wishes to be tested.

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