In spite of state order, some Tenn. counties not yet vaccinating everyone 70 years and older
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Conflicting health orders have left some Tennessee seniors confused about whether they are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
Earlier this week, state health officials announced that seniors 70 years and older can now sign up to be immunized. However, some counties have not yet moved to vaccinate residents between 70 and 74.
It turns out that the Tennessee Health Department order only applies to the 89 counties subject to state health mandates.
Six counties have their own health departments, giving them control of local health measures. Three of those counties have not yet authorized the vaccination of everyone 70 plus.
The Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga Metro counties are still only accepting residents 75 and older for immunization.