Coronavirus

State lawmakers share info with locals on spending federal dollars

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, including Lt. Governor Randy McNally, State Senators Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville), Steve Southerland (R-Morristown), Art Swann (R-Maryville) and Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), and Representatives Dave Wright (R-Corryton), Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville), Eddie Mannis (R-Knoxville), Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville), Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville), Michelle Carringer (R-Knoxville), …

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State Health Department receives CDC funding to address health disparities

(TDH press release) The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $38.8 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address COVID-19 health disparities. The two-year, non-research grant is funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. “We know COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted communities of …

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TDH: Pfizer COVID vaccines available to kids ages 12-15 beginning Friday

Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12-15 years. This follows this week’s 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 …

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