Chattanooga, TN – According to the Tennessee Department of Health, our state will receive 56,500 doses of the vaccine. These vaccines will go to those who are in the most in need. The Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine vaccines are expected to be shipped Wednesday and received by 74 hospitals on Thursday.

Rae Young Bond, the Task Force Lead, said:

“They’ve actually developed a very comprehensive plan for the distribution. The Hamilton county health department and hospitals are all working very closely with the state department of health to ensure the most efficient possible distribution of it. I don’t think our country has ever experienced anything quite of the scale. So, I’m really pleased with the plans the health department has developed so far. There are a lot of variables shipping the logistics involved particularly with the vaccine.”

Rae Young Bond also added:

“We have a lot of people in our community that need to be inoculated and so it’s great, we’re going to have more than one option available.”

With a vaccine not yet available to the public, Christmas gatherings are already being discouraged. So, instead of gathering around the Christmas tree you can gather virtually.