• TDH Celebrates One Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Vaccine in The State

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 09:07am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was given at Vanderbilt Medical Center on December 16, 2020. In following days doses of the first available COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer BioN-Tech and Moderna, arrived and were distributed according to the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

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  • TDH WIC Program Announces Temporary Increase To WIC Cash-Value Benefit

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 | 04:18pm

    NASHVILLE –Today, the Tennessee Department of Health announced a temporary increase to the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) Cash-Value Benefit (CVB) for fruit and vegetable purchases. The CVB increase applies to women and children participants via eligible food packages during November and December.

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  • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 5-11

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 | 12:03pm

    NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Department of Health shared that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. While young children often have milder illness than adults, outbreaks in this age group are common, can disrupt home and family life, and can lead to spread in the general community, including those at high risk of severe disease.

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  • “Fight Flu TN” Event Provides Free Flu Vaccines Across Tennessee

    Tuesday, November 02, 2021 | 09:02am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine this flu season to get one as soon as possible. For the fourth consecutive year, Tennessee county health departments hold special “Fight Flu TN” flu vaccine events in every county on November 9 to increase the number of people vaccinated against influenza across Tennessee.

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  • Wear a Little Purple with Your Pink Campaign

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:23am

    NASHVILLE - During October, the Tennessee Department of Health recognizes both Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness with the Wear a Little Purple with Your Pink Campaign. This campaign takes the easily recognized pink ribbon for breast cancer and combines it with the purple ribbon for domestic violence. While nearly one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

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  • Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

    Tuesday, October 05, 2021 | 02:30pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awareness around what Tennessee is doing to promote the health of our most important resource: Tennessee’s children.

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  • Early Detection Is the Best Protection!

    Friday, October 01, 2021 | 03:28pm

    NASHVILLE - While most recognize the color pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October and November marks the second annual Tennessee Pink and Pearl Campaign promoting both breast and lung cancer awareness. The addition of the pearl color represents the ribbon for lung cancer awareness, which is observed in November. While breast cancer is the most common cancer in female Tennesseans, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women.

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  • Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project Protects People and Pets

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 02:50pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, will begin in Tennessee on October 1, 2021.

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  • Tennesseans Respond: COVID-19 Vaccinations Up 47% To Start National Immunization Month

    Friday, August 06, 2021 | 02:53pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month this August. This comes at a time when Tennessee is seeing an increase in the COVID-19 vaccination as more Tennesseans are choosing to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Total vaccinations increased 47 percent from July 12 to August 2. Over the last week, 94 of the 95 counties across the state have experienced an accelerated rate of vaccine administration. TDH also continues to see an increase in vaccines among all demographics.

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