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COVID-19 INFORMATION
Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
  • 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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  • Tennessee Department of Health To Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

    Friday, June 04, 2021 | 04:07pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $38.8 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address COVID-19 health disparities. The two-year, non-research grant is funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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  • TDH Launches Emergency Alert Decal for Children with Special Needs

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 10:54am

    NASHVILLE – Today the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new set of resources available for families who have children and youth with special health care needs. The Emergency Alert Decals provide a visual aid to alert emergency personnel of the presence of a child or youth with special health care needs.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health Releases New COVID-19 PSA "Give It A Shot"

    Monday, May 17, 2021 | 01:39pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced a new ad campaign, “Give It A Shot” focused on addressing vaccine hesitancy among Tennesseans. The ads will air across the state on broadcast, cable, and digital media. Some digital placement for this campaign began on May 1 and this is the next phase in the campaign rollout.

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  • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved For Ages 12 and Up

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 03:24pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced it will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. This is following the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to administer to children ages 12-15 years. The vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. Prior to this decision, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved for individuals age 16 and above.

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  • TDH Urges Parents To Stay On Track With Well Visits and Vaccines

    Monday, April 26, 2021 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE - National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24 – May 1, 2021. Each year, NIIW highlights the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children — and this year, it is vital that families stay on track for routine checkups and vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 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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