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Tennessee vaccine eligibility expands beginning Monday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 1 million Tennesseans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of Health announced it was expecting a large supply of the immunizations.

Monday, March 8, marks the beginning of the new eligibility for people 16 and older who have high-risk health conditions — including cancer, hypertension, obesity and pregnancy. Caregivers and household residents of medically fragile children will also be able to receive the vaccine.

Tennesseans should check with their counties to learn more about eligibility and registration, since some counties can move at different paces.

Nashville and Shelby County, which includes Memphis, have announced they will also be entering the phase starting Monday.  

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