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Tennessee to offer virus vaccine to those 70 and older

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials in Tennessee say the state will soon begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 70 years of age and older.

The state Department of Health says Tennesseans must check with their counties to learn more about eligibility and registration for the vaccine.

The health agency estimates roughly 300,000 Tennesseans fall in the 70- to 74-year-old  age group.

The state already is vaccinating people ages 75 and older. It's expanding the vaccination access due to a recent increase in vaccine supplies.

Tennessee is now receiving an average of some 93,000 doses a week, up from some 80,000 weekly doses previously. 

 

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