Tennessee is switching to smaller doses of the monkeypox vaccine and injecting them between layers of skin. The method has been recommended by federal health officials, but it’s not a simple jab and requires some training.
Access to the monkeypox vaccine remains limited in Tennessee, despite more than 2,000 doses being delivered to the state.
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.
People got their first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccinations this Saturday at Love Thy Neighbor’s first-ever drive at Born Again Church.
The best part about getting the COVID vaccine when you’re in elementary school may just be missing an hour or two of classes. But some of the first patients to get their shots Monday morning had some advice for those who may be feeling some hesitation.