On Monday, Davidson County will move to phase 1C, which allows residents with common risk factors for COVID-19 complications to receive a vaccination.
As the speed of COVID vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. And it’s more than just a handful at the end of the day because of a few appointment cancellations. But health officials are trying to rein in waste without slowing down vaccinations.
COVID vaccines are beginning to flow into Tennessee at a much faster pace, and the state has decided to accelerate its distribution plan, opening up to anyone 16 or older whose health puts them at risk.
The low rate of COVID-related deaths in Davidson County may not be as low as Nashville officials have taken credit for in recent weeks. The city has now disclosed that its medical examiner has been running way behind in confirming local fatalities ever since the winter surge.
Rutherford County Schools says it will have to throw away 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because they were put in the wrong kind of freezer.
Reports of wasted COVID vaccine are continuing to pile up in Shelby County, along with new allegations that some doses were stolen and a newly revealed incident in which children were apparently vaccinated.
Health officials in Nashville and statewide are optimistic after weeks of generally improving metrics related to the pandemic. Here are some reasons to believe that Tennessee might be turning the corner.
Tennessee will lift all state restrictions on nursing home visitation by this weekend. But facilities are already reining in expectations of families desperate to see their loved ones.
Shelby County allowed roughly 2,400 COVID vaccine doses to expire this month, and the local health department has more than 50,000 doses in its inventory — twice what it should have — state officials said Tuesday. The findings come after health officials in Tennessee’s biggest county disclosed about 1,000 doses had expired earlier this month.
WPLN News uses Tennessee Department of Health data to track the spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee. These charts are updated weekly — and sometimes more often — to show trends in cases, hospitalizations and fatalities, as well as the age breakdown of cases and deaths.