Tennessee vaccination outreach to minors halted, not just for COVID-19

The Tennessee Section of Wellness will halt all adolescent vaccine outreach – not just for coronavirus, but all illnesses – amid strain from Republican condition lawmakers, in accordance to an internal report and agency e-mail received by the Tennessean. If the well being section must challenge any information and facts about vaccines, staff are instructed to strip the agency logo off the documents.

The wellbeing division will also cease all COVID-19 vaccine events on faculty assets, irrespective of keeping at the very least a single this sort of event this month. The conclusions to finish vaccine outreach and college activities appear instantly from Health and fitness Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey, the interior report states.

Moreover, the well being department will consider ways to assure it no extended sends postcards or other notices reminding teenagers to get their next dose of the coronavirus vaccines. Postcards will nevertheless be despatched to adults, but teenagers will be excluded from the mailing list so the postcards are not “potentially interpreted as solicitation to minors,” the report states.