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HUNTINGDON (September 6)  — Tennessee Department of Health is providing the monkeypox vaccine to those eligible to be vaccinated for the infection. Please call the Carroll County Health Department, at 731-986-1990, for vaccine information.  more
COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again. The week of July 17-23, Tennessee averaged 2,888 positive cases out of 6,182 tests per day. Seven cases per day resulted in hospitalization, and 13 resulted in death.  more
PARIS — Effective July 22, 2022, Henry County Medical Center and its affiliated clinics and facilities will reinstate our masking policy. more
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 18) — On Friday and Saturday, another milestone was achieved in the COVID-19 vaccine race. Eighteen months after the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. more
PARIS — After over two years, staff, patients, and visitors at Henry County Medical Center and its Medical Clinics are no longer required to wear masks. As of Wednesday, May 25, masking is now optional in these facilities. more
Usual winter illnesses along with the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected attendance at local public schools. more
The week of January 2-8, there were 13,503 new COVID-19 cases per day, with 26,953 total tests taken. As nearly half of all COVID tests taken in the state per day come back positive, deaths and hospitalizations are also on the rise. more
Carroll County’s Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Departments are experiencing record numbers of patients presenting with COVID-19. These record numbers are causing significantly longer wait times for all patients–including those with emergency needs. more
PARIS (December 29) — Henry County Medical Center reported being in a red state of transmission regarding the COVID-19 virus. Areas are labeled red if they have more than a ten percent positive test conversion rate. On December 29, Henry County Medical Center was at 15.38 percent positivity. more
NASHVILLE (December 23) — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released year-end, reconciled COVID-19 data, process improvements and previewed 2022 operational priorities including the data indicating 20,644 have died from COVID in 2020 and 2021. more
With the Omicron variant beginning to reach several metropolitan areas in Tennessee, COVID cases are on the rise. more
NASHVILLE (October 15) — The percentage of local citizens who have received the COVID-19 vaccination is lower than the state average, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. more
COVID-19 hit West Tennessee communities hard with hospitals and staff members being pushed to their limits. Even so, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County leaders worked together to support staff and provide top-quality care for patients during this difficult time. more
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Health is offering booster doses of COVID vaccine to certain populations, beginning Friday, September 24. The booster, just as the initial vaccines, is free of charge. more
The Tennessee Department of Health assures families across Tennessee access to routine childhood vaccinations through state health departments continues amidst circulated misinformation regarding the status of vaccinations for children. Parents who need information regarding routine childhood immunizations can find resources at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/immunization-program/ip/vfc/. more
The American Medical Association released results from a recent survey showing over 96% of practicing physicians in America are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the remaining physicians, 45% do plan to get vaccinated. more
In the week of June 9 through June 15, there were a total of three positive COVID-19 cases in Carroll County. In that week, the county averaged 16.4 tests per day, with 1.7% of those tests being positive. As of June 16, there have been zero new cases in the area. more
PARIS — The outlook for Henry County Medical Center, particularly as it relates to COVID-19 and hospital volumes continue to be very positive, CEO Lisa Casteel announced during her community update for June. more
NASHVILLE (June 7) — The COVID-19 pandemic is nearing an end as the number of new cases and deaths is dropping precipitously thanks to the widespread availability of vaccinations. more
The Tennessee Department of Health announced May 12 that, beginning May 14, local health departments will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. This follows the decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Pfizer vaccine be made available to administer to children ages 12-15 years. Prior to this decision, the Pfizer vaccine was only administered to individuals aged 16 and above. more
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