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News related to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Southern Middle Tennessee

Lincoln Co. Health Department, Motlow College hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Day

In partnership with the Lincoln County Health Department, Motlow State Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination day at its Fayetteville campus. The Lincoln County Health Department will be on-site to administer the vaccine. Attendees are required to wear a face mask. No registration is required. Where: Sundquist CenterMotlow State Fayetteville Campus1802 Winchester HighwayFayetteville, TN …

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No Appointment Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday and Thursday in Manchester

The Coffee County Health Department will be setting up in the parking lot of the old Southern Family Market, (2050 Hillsboro Blvd, in Manchester. This will take place on Wednesday 4/21 from 3pm to 6pm and Thursday 4/22 from 11am to 2pm for those wanting the COVID-19 vaccination. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. This is available for …

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Tennessee Pauses Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

Tennessee’s Department of Health on Tuesday announced that it would “pause” distributing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following new guidance from the federal government. Earlier that day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual and severe blood clots that occurred 6 to 13 days …

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Text for Help with Pandemic Stress

Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line for Pandemic Stress is adding a new method for people to reach out for help.  The free and confidential line now has the capability to offer assistance via text message. Tennessee healthcare workers, first responders, and all Tennesseans working in education, including educators and district and school administrators and staff, dealing …

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State Inmate Visitation Resumes Saturday

Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) officials say that state inmate visitation will resume. TDOC stopped visitations in March of last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But a modified visitation schedule will begin Saturday, April 10. According to TDOC, the visitation will be allowed for visitors 18 and older.  In order to maintain social distancing …

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Tennessee Health Leader Says Covid-19 to get Worse

Tennessee remains one of the most infectious states when it comes to COVID-19 and signs are pointing to things getting worse soon. “I’m fairly certain it’s going to get worse,” Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health Lisa Piercey said this week. Doctors are trying to sound the alarm in hopes that Tennesseans won’t let …

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Health-Care Workers Urge Medicaid Expansion a Year After Pandemic

More than 790,000 Tennesseans have been infected with COVID-19, and more than 11,000 have lost their lives one year into the novel coronavirus pandemic. Health-care workers say the experiences of patients without health coverage during the pandemic should prompt lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion. CEO of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Katina Beard, said the …

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Learning Gap Widens Among TN Kids

Tennessee kids have lost months of learning to the pandemic, and their advocates are now trying to make up for lost time. A new report from the nonprofit group Save the Children finds more than half of all families say their children are spending less time on learning activities compared to a typical school day before COVID-19. …

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Coffee County Health Department Expanding Vaccine Eligibility and Extended Hours

The Coffee County Health Department is expanding vaccine eligibility and offering extended hours to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination in the community. Coffee County is now vaccinating all residents 16 and older. The Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. To book your appointment, visit Vaccinate.tn.gov. If you need help scheduling your vaccination, please call 931-490-8312. …

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