KCHD: Demand Outpacing Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine 

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Knox County is significantly outpacing supply. With just 4,700 vaccines in hand—most of which went to health care workers and first responders—the Knox County Health Department must rely on the State and vaccine distributors with regard to how quickly it can vaccinate citizens. KCHD’s remaining doses have all been […]

KCHD prioritizing vaccination efforts, changing contact tracing strategy 

To prioritize vaccination efforts, the Knox County Health Department is changing its contact tracing and case investigation strategy. An important tool in a typical outbreak, contact tracing is less effective than vaccination when such a high level of community transmission is occurring.    Contact tracers are, in effect, disease detectives. They interview people who have […]

KCHD prioritizing vaccination efforts, changing contact tracing strategy

To prioritize vaccination efforts, the Knox County Health Department is changing its contact tracing and case investigation strategy. An important tool in a typical outbreak, contact tracing is less effective than vaccination when such a high level of community transmission is occurring. Contact tracers are, in effect, disease detectives. They interview people who have recently […]

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool

Provides Tennesseans with Vaccine Updates   Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.   “In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating […]

TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and its phased approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans. “COVID-19 vaccines remain limited at this time, and Tennessee’s allocation plan prioritizes those most at risk of illness and death from COVID-19,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The plan also prioritizes critical […]

UTIA Reveals Sobering Statistics in Economic Report to the Governor

Pandemic Delivers a Hit to Tennessee’s Agricultural Sectors   In this year’s economic report to the governor, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture detail the extent of COVID-19 impacts on Tennessee’s agricultural sectors; examine the struggle of thousands of Tennesseans to feed their families during the pandemic; and summarize the impact of […]

Holiday Safety Tips from Knox County

Christmas is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. While decorating is one of the easiest ways to get in the holiday spirit, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has teamed up with the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau to demonstrate just how quickly decorations can become dangerous.   Watch […]

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