Lee also does not plan to call for making the COVID vaccine a requirement for children to attend school.
Pfizer’s COVID vaccine is officially kid-friendly. That means, Nashville parents can begin taking their children ages 12 and up to get the shot as soon as Thursday.
A prominent death softened many Kurds’ resistance to the idea of vaccination, but new questions have arisen.
Nashville announced its move to the next phase of its vaccine rollout today. Phase 1b includes teachers and child care workers, just as districts like Metro Nashville Public Schools return to in-person learning for the first time in nearly a year.
Tennessee public health officials have decided to move educators and anyone else who works in schools and daycares higher up in the state’s vaccine distribution plan, possibly getting them vaccinated in early February.
African American communities, along with those of Latinos, have suffered disproportionately from the pandemic. Meharry has been helping overcome many Black patients’ skepticism toward medical studies.
Later this month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will start enlisting 1,000 volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. The university said Wednesday the vaccine was developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Listen / Nashville’s Board of Health is responding to a sharp uptick of vaccine refusal in Davidson County. An annual survey that tracks vaccines in 2-year-olds suggests more families are turning them down.
Listen / A Tennessee lawmaker who recently questioned the effectiveness of vaccines has received backlash — and even prompting a state department to weigh in.
Almost all incoming freshman will have to get one more vaccination to enroll in Tennessee’s public universities this fall. The immunization will fight bacterial meningitis, a sometimes deadly disease which has been found to spread easily in the close quarters of college dormitories.