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.”
November 19, 2021 | East Tennessee State University has plans to host several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming weeks. Both primary and booster shots of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available.
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.”
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.
Williamson County begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11; will move operations Nov. 15
November 15, 2021 | Officials with the Williamson County Health Department announced it has begun offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 following approval from the Food & Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine will be given in a lower dose, three weeks apart, according to the FDA.
November 14, 2021 | Henry Co. medical facility offers COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic. According to a news release from Henry County Medical Center, on Friday November 12, the center held a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic.