Songwriter Melody Walker approaches the pharmacy counter at a Walgreens in East Nashville. She’s excited to get her omicron-targeting COVID booster before attending AmericanaFest.
Parents have long been waiting for the CDC to recommend the COVID vaccine for infants and toddlers. Now that they have, here’s how families in Nashville can get their tots the shot.
Tennessee’s health commissioner is stepping down, making the announcement Thursday after three years in the role which has become the state’s pandemic chief. On her way out of state government, Dr. Lisa Piercey asking critics to consider more than just rates of COVID deaths and vaccinations when judging her time in charge.
Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College and a member of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, joined This Is Nashville on Wednesday to answer listeners’ questions and concerns about the pandemic and how the community can better keep vulnerable people safe.
Many Tennesseans are more vulnerable than ever as the omicron variant arrives. Even with 50% of the state still unvaccinated, other public health protections are unlikely to be revived to slow the spread of COVID.
Several dozen Tennessee companies and institutions that were requiring employee vaccinations will no longer be allowed to enforce such rules. The change was announced Wednesday by the state comptroller and comes in response to a pair of federal court rulings the day before.