Every homeless person living in Nashville should have the option to get a COVID vaccine in the next two months. Health organizations are going to be taking doses to known camps and gathering places.
A student-led effort has led to the street being renamed after a pioneering, Black instructor of surgery.
Tennessee’s vaccination rate for people who work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is among the lowest in the country, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. Fewer than a third of staff members have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, despite being some of the first offered the shots through […]
Convincing rural, white conservatives in Tennessee has become the next challenge in a race to reach herd immunity.
Nashville’s Board of Health has not debated when to relax mask requirements, but there is a discussion about loosening mask rules in open-air situations.
The Academy of Country Music has announced it will film public service announcements at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. They’re part of a growing campaign to reach rural, white conservatives.
Anyone 16 or older can now register for a COVID vaccine appointment in Nashville, according to an announcement Wednesday morning from the Metro Public Health Department. The city had planned to make the move April 5 but benefited from an unexpected increase in supply from the state.
Clinical trials testing the COVID vaccine in children are recruiting kids in the Nashville area. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is specifically experimenting with dosages of the Moderna vaccine to determine the amount that works best for different age groups.
The pandemic has increased the emotional needs of K-12 students. That’s why Tennessee’s governor says he’s bringing back a proposal to establish a mental health trust fund.
Nashville health officials are seeing the first signs that COVID-19 cases may start marching back up. Davidson County’s transmission rate is back above 1.0, meaning each case is resulting in at least one additional case. Dr. Gill Wright, who directs the Metro Health Department, says increased travel will likely contribute to any surge.