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NASHVILLE (February 21) — Tennessee began registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on February 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and child care facilities.
“Tennessee has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, and we’ve made substantial progress in protecting our senior citizens who are over age 70 through vaccination,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “While we remain focused on our seniors, who are the highest-risk population, we’re able to expand vaccine eligibility to these additional groups as our supply continues to grow each week.”
Statistically, Carroll County has had 3,456 total cases since the virus, which started one year earlier. A total of 80 deaths have been recorded. Vaccines are available at the Carroll County Health Department, Phipps Pharmacy in Huntingdon and Walmart in Huntingdon.
Henry County has had 2,978 total cases and 73 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Vaccines are available at the Henry County Health Department and Walmart-Huntingdon.
Weakley County recorded 3,768 cases and 59 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Vaccines are available at the Weakley County Health Department and Walmart-Martin.
The good news total new cases are down in the area and the number of persons being vaccinated is increasing.