MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Dreyzehner to Receive Annual Flu Vaccinations

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 01:12pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH urge Tennesseans to get their annual flu shot now. Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner will get their seasonal flu vaccinations Monday, October 2 at the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department in Jackson.

Immunization against the flu protects not only the person receiving the vaccine but also his or her family, friends and coworkers. Flu vaccine is available at many locations in Tennessee including county health departments, medical clinics and pharmacies. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge annual flu vaccination for everyone over six months of age.

Who:              Governor Bill Haslam

                        John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                         Kim Tedford, RN, Director, Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department

                         Marilyn Barnes, West Regional Health Director, TDH

                         Shavetta Conner, MD, MSPH, West Regional Medical Officer, TDH

                         Sen. Ed Jackson, District 27 

                         Rep. Johnny Shaw, District 80            

                         Rep. Jimmy Eldridge, District 73         

                         Jimmy Harris, Madison County Mayor

                         Jerry Gist, Jackson Mayor    


What:            Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner receive seasonal flu vaccinations


When:           Monday, October 2, 3:00 p.m. Central time

Where:           Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department 

                        804 North Parkway 

                        Jackson, TN 38305