There are some great links in here to learn more about the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. You can download the whole brief or read the information below. There are a chart in the file that shows the allocation timeline and phases.



  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey participated in the White House COVID-19 Vaccine Roundtable in Washington, DC on Dec. 8, 2020
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined Vice President Mike Pence in Memphis Dec. 3, 2020 in a roundtable highlighting Operation Warp Speed and the CDC’s vaccine distribution program and Tennessee’s plan to allocate and distribute vaccinations once approved.
  • Overview of Tennessee’s vaccination plan presented to leadership of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Rural Health Association. Planning and coordination are ongoing with myriad other stakeholders and partners including county and regional health departments across the state.
  • Members of the Unified Command group and TDH Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program met with local government leaders in Davidson and Hamilton counties this week and in Shelby and Knox counties last week.



  • Anticipating 56,550 doses on Dec. 15 (subject to change), to be distributed directly from Pfizer to 28 hospitals serving Phase 1a populations greater than 1,400 people
  • Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose regimen with 21 days between doses
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold Emergency Use Authorization meeting Dec. 10


  • Anticipating 115,200 doses on or around Dec. 22, to be distributed to smaller hospitals and county health departments
  • Moderna vaccine is a two-dose regimen with 28 days between doses
  • FDA Emergency Use Authorization meeting Dec. 17


FAQs on Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan: opens in a new windowView the FAQopens PDF file opens in a new windowsopens PDF file

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