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Tennessee expecting 56K COVID-19 vaccines in first allotment

The first doses are reserved for health care workers and first responders followed by our elderly and sick.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee health officials announced the initial draft of its distribution plan over a month ago in late October saying the state was working to engage with pharmacies, homeless shelters, community organizations, hospitals, and clinics to get the COVID-19 vaccine to the public.

56,500 doses will be split up around the state. 

A small portion divided evenly then distributed by most need and by county population. 

More doses of vaccines will come “on a rolling basis”

The first doses are reserved for health care workers and first responders followed by our elderly and sick.

But how long between the two groups and then how long it could take to get to schools and other critical jobs including the general Tennessee public - an official timeline has not been given to us yet.

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