Need to Know: How will the COVID-19 vaccine be distributed in Tennessee

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TENNESSEE, USA — The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has begun.

Emergency approval for the Pfizer vaccine was given last week. The Moderna vaccine is supposed to be approved in the coming days.

While the CDC issued guidelines for the vaccine’s distribution, each state is in charge of the distribution of the vaccine to its citizens. You can read Tennessee’s vaccine distribution plan here.

The Tennessee Dept. of Health said in a press release on Monday that the state had received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine ahead of statewide shipment on Thursday. The state obtained an early shipment of 975 doses to hold as an emergency backup supply should any receiving hospital’s supply be damaged.
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