Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

COVID Vaccine Update


January 7, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health has changed their criteria and phase structure since last week's issue to "include three allocation phases, based upon risk," according to their website.

The first priority age group within each phase has now gone from 65 and older to 75 and older due to the small supply of vaccines. The age-based criteria will move in ten-year brackets, meaning the next phase will be for those who are 65 and older, then 55 and older, and so on. There has been no exact timeline given for when those who are 65 and older will be eligible for the vaccine, but it should be no...

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