Dr. Stephen May talks children’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Northeast Tennessee

Dr. Stephen May talks children’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Northeast Tennessee

November 2, 2021 | Last week, the FDA approved the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11. On Tuesday, healthcare professionals across the country waited for additional approval from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Stephen May, medical director of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department, told News Channel 11 that as soon as the youth vaccine received that approval, they would be ready to roll it out. “We do have our first little shipment that has come in to start with the pediatric age group,” he said. “They have pre-deployed large amounts of this vaccine throughout the country, ready for it to be administered hopefully by the end of the week.”

Tenn. schools are organizing vaccine clinics, says education leader

Tenn. schools are organizing vaccine clinics, says education leader

November 19, 2021 | COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be coming to some Tennessee schools, according to a state education leader with Oak Ridge ties. Oak Ridge Schools Board Chairman Keys Fillauer, who is also President-elect of the Tennessee School Boards Association, told WVLT News, “I think we will see vaccinations in some school districts. I don’t think that will be again 100% across the state. But I do know there are school districts working with their local health departments to be able to establish that.”

Where to find a COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 5 and up in Nashville

Where to find a COVID-19 vaccine for kids age 5 and up in Nashville

November 8, 2021 | Nashville’s health department will expand its COVID-19 vaccination options to kids as young as 5 years old starting today. The news follows approval of the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children age 5-11 by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children will also need to receive a second dose 21 days or more after their first shot.