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COVID-19 vaccine likely available to Tenn. general public in late spring, early summer

Tennessee Health Officials say the state could receive a COVID-19 vaccine in December and be made to the general public by late spring, early summer.
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 9:10 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -Tennessee Health Officials say the state could receive a COVID-19 vaccine in December and be made to the general public by late spring, early summer.

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Piercey said the state will receive the Pfizer vaccine around Dec. 14 or 15. The Moderna vaccine is expected to follow a week after the Pfizer.

Piercey said they would begin distribution immediately of the Pfizer vaccine.

Frontline healthcare workers and first responders will be the first to be vaccinated under Phase 1 A.

It won’t be until Phase 3 and 4 of the plan that the vaccine would be available to the general public.

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