State receives oral COVID treatments

(TDH press release) Today, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced the state has received shipments of the Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for molnupirvar by Merck and an emergency use authorization for Paxlovid™ by Pfizer as oral antiviral treatments …

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Lee signs omnibus, other bills from special legislative session

Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee took the following actions on legislation passed during the October 30 extraordinary legislative session: Signed Legislation ·         SB 9014: COVID omnibus bill ·         SB 9007: special session appropriations bill ·         SB 9008: regarding district attorneys pro tem ·         HB 9072: regarding partisan school boards ·         HB 9073: regarding Treasurer bill …

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TDH offering COVID boosters

(TDH) The Tennessee Department of Health will begin offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to certain populations, beginning Monday, October 25. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after they complete the initial series:• …

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