The COVID vaccine campaign has been compared to a wartime effort — but it hits a little different when posters of Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam asking people to get their shot are plastered around an Army post like Fort Campbell.
Tennessee faces more reluctance to take the COVID vaccine than just about any state in the country, judging by the state’s comparatively low COVID vaccination rates. But even the surveys don’t allow for people to explain the nuance of their hang-ups. So WPLN asked listeners to put their most complicated concerns into words. A handful […]
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Southern states are seeing a pretty sharp drop off in the pace of COVID vaccinations — and the slowness can’t be blamed on supply. In Tennessee, the vaccination numbers on Monday were less than half of the highest days in recent months, with plenty of shots on hand.
More than half of Tennesseans are still hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to state-based surveying conducted this month by the Tennessee Department of Health. But the “why” is often more complicated than a multiple-choice survey can handle.
Tennessee is rethinking how it distributes the COVID vaccine — shifting from an approach that divided doses based on county’s population and to one that more closely follows demand. The state is starting to send doses where they’re being used most quickly, which happens to be the region around Nashville.