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Tennessee Dept. of Health announces plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, once available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group announced plans to open drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in three counties Saturday, October 24 to address rising case rates in the state’s rural areas.

“We’ve seen an upward trend in COVID cases in rural Tennessee that are cause for concern,” stated Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Tennessee Department of Health. “Bringing back weekend drive through testing helps with access to testing which will help combat COVID-19’s continued health threat. In addition to testing, Tennesseans need to take simple, yet impactful, precautions – wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing – to protect themselves.”

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