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MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, Elected Officials Promote Flu Vaccination

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 10:50am

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP is encouraging Tennesseans to get their influenza vaccinations this flu season and will join local officials getting their seasonal flu shots at the Carter County Health Department in Elizabethton on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

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 throughout Tennessee in many locations including county health departments, primary care 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:       Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

                 Caroline Hurt, Carter County Health Department Director, TDH

                 Rusty Barnett, Carter County Mayor

                 Sen. Rusty Crowe, District 3

                 Rep. John B. Holsclaw, Jr., District 4

What:     Elected officials will receive seasonal flu vaccination

When:     Wednesday, October 30, 10:45 a.m. Eastern time

Where:    Carter County Health Department 403 East G. Street Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643