The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. In a press release, Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said the allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19 as well as critical infrastructure workers who have direct public exposure or work in environments posing a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 based on Tennessee data.
At this time, Tennessee is in Phase 1a, which is subdivided into two phases: Phase 1a1 for in-patient health care providers, first responders with direct exposure to the public and staff members and residents of long-term care facilities, and Phase 1a2 for those primarily working in outpatient health care settings. The state is also beginning age-based vaccination in ten-year age brackets, starting with those aged 75 and above.
How can I find out the current phase and vaccine availability in my county?
The Tennessee Department of Health shared “Vaccination Phases by County.” To learn what phase your county is in, please click here. This live link will be updated daily.
If you have additional vaccine-related questions, you may call the number listed for your county in the link above or contact your local county health department. Please note, Tennessee counties may progress through phases at different times, depending on supply of the COVID-19 vaccines and demand for them.
As a reminder, TDH provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination here. TDH also hosts a webinar every Friday from noon-1 p.m. Central time as an opportunity for health care providers to submit questions that are answered by the immunization program team. To learn more and register for upcoming webinars, please click here.
The TDA will continue to monitor and report additional information as it becomes available.
Note: This post was originally shared with members via email on Jan. 4, 2020.