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COVID-19 INFORMATION
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Tennessee Department of Health To Resume Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

    Friday, April 23, 2021 | 05:56pm

    NASHVILLE – After an extensive analysis of the risks and benefits of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that jurisdictions may resume their administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine without restrictions.

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  • Market Study Explores Tennesseans' Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 02:03pm

    NASHVILLE - Today the Tennessee Department of Health released results from a third party, statewide quantitative and qualitative survey of more than 1,000 adult Tennesseans exploring sentiments around the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary in Tennessee and this survey explored perspectives associated with choosing to receive the vaccine, like hesitancy or unwillingness in an effort to identify where Tennesseans may need more information.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 11:09am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Health is acting upon recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Our vaccine supply continues to surpass demand and we do not anticipate this shift will impact our efforts to vaccinate as many Tennesseans as possible. We continue to monitor the situation closely.

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  • All Tennessee Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination by April 5

    Monday, March 22, 2021 | 11:56am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced all Tennessee adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination no later than April 5. Tennesseans aged 55 and older and those in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations effective Mar. 18.

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  • Tennessee Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 04:32pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partners across the state to ensure continued equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the community. Vaccination appointments are currently available at county health departments in every grand division of the state.

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  • TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | 03:29pm

    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 hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Tennesseans in Phase 1c of the state’s plan are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

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  • Tobi Amosun Named Assistant Commissioner

    Wednesday, March 03, 2021 | 10:12am

    NASHVILLE – Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, MD, FAAP, has been named assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness. In this position, Amosun will lead TDH efforts in maternal and child health, chronic disease prevention, health promotion and supplemental nutrition.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Still Available in Shelby County

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 01:45pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partners in Shelby County to ensure continued equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the community. Vaccination appointments are currently being scheduled at multiple sites in Shelby County for residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

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  • Tennessee Removes State Visitation Restrictions for Long-term Care Facilities

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 01:36pm

    NASHVILLE – Today the Tennessee Department of Health announced state-specific visitation restrictions for long-term care facilities will end effective February 28, 2021. Facilities should use the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance for safe operation and visitation with limited visitation restrictions no longer in place at the state level.

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