Quite a few Tennessee counties are still reporting almost no children under 12 taking the newest COVID vaccine. Through Tuesday evening, 18 counties had yet to report giving a single dose.
People got their first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccinations this Saturday at Love Thy Neighbor’s first-ever drive at Born Again Church.
A proposal from the Tennessee Department of Health would expand dental school class sizes and forgive tuition for those who end up working in high-need areas. The five-year, $94 million pilot project was floated to Gov. Bill Lee during this month’s budget hearings.
Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions will stand after a deadline lapsed for the Supreme Court to take up the case.
As overdoses rise, prevention specialist Monti Herring, who was once unhoused and misusing substances himself, hopes Tennessee businesses will be open to his trainings.
Some county health departments didn’t receive their first doses until midweek. Others are still waiting.
Tennessee’s Medicaid program has swelled during the pandemic. And now as it’s preparing to thin down, TennCare is expanding its team that handles appeals.
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.
Lower-dose COVID shots should be available to children in Tennessee by Monday after final federal approval this week for ages 5 to 11. The vaccinations will be more accessible in Nashville than in much of the state.
COVID has inspired changes to a $300 million addition to Saint Thomas Midtown. The hospital is building a new critical care and surgical tower.