AP: Tennessee to expand vaccine eligibility
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials on Monday are expected to expand eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“As Tennessee continues working to protect those most at risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 and provide vaccinations as quickly as possible, counties may progress through each of the phases as vaccine supply allows,” said Bill Christian, spokesperson for the Department of Health, in an email.
Tennessee is currently distributing the vaccine to health care workers, first responders, senior citizens and people age 16 and older who have high-risk health conditions — including cancer, hypertension, obesity and pregnancy — as well as caregivers and household residents of medically fragile children.
“We will host a media briefing on Monday to discuss next steps and updates to the state’s vaccination plan,” Christian added.
Tennesseans should check with their counties to learn more about eligibility and registration. Furthermore, residents in the state’s metropolitan areas may have different instructions.