Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Update
The health and safety of all our parishioners, clergy and communities across West Tennessee are of the utmost important to our Memphis Diocese. With that said, for your use and to share, the information below are excerpts from an official state of Tennessee COVID-19 vaccination blog site. The link to the site is here.
- Tennessee continues efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as described in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
- Tennessee county health department staff members administered more than 25,000 COVID-19 vaccinations during the New Year weekend, and more than 157,000 total vaccinations have been administered statewide to date.
- COVID-19 vaccine supplies remain limited at this time, and availability of vaccines varies by county. Tennessee is currently working to vaccinate Phase 1a populations and individuals aged 75 and up as vaccine supplies are available.
- It is important to note Tennessee counties may progress through COVID-19 vaccination phases at different times, depending on supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.
- This week shipments of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin arriving at Tennessee pharmacies that are partnering with long-term care facilities to vaccinate their residents and staff members onsite, as outlined in Phase 1a1 of Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
- As county health departments vaccinate phase 1a1 and begin to vaccinate 75 years and older, pharmacies will be administering vaccines for long-term care facility residents and employees…this may result in smaller shipments to county health departments, but it is critical to get vaccines to those who are the highest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 as quickly as possible.
- TDH reminds all Tennesseans that in addition to vaccination, wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance and getting tested when exposed or sick are critical to controlling the pandemic.