The Tennessee Department of Health has updated Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as the state continues to prioritize Tennesseans most at risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19
Chattanooga, TN – According to the statement, Tennesseans in Phase 1c of the state’s plan are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
The officials have announced that the phase 1c of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan includes Tennesseans age 16 and older with high-risk health conditions including pregnancy, and parents and caregivers of medically fragile children and those with complex congenital heart disease.
Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan has included the following groups among the Phase 1c populations:
- Permanent household members age 16 and older living with pregnant women
- People age 16 years and older with diagnosed diabetes
- People age 16 years and older with Down Syndrome
- People age 16 years and older with progressive neuromuscular diseases such as ALS, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy
Tennessee continues vaccinating those age 65 and older in addition to those eligible for COVID-19 vaccination based on risk categories.