Dr. Erin Watson, pregnant and working full-time in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital, was an eyewitness to how pregnant women can be affected by COVID. So it is not surprising that Watson, who also practices post-acute care at Regional One Health, has become a fierce advocate for pregnant women to get the vaccine.
In the Media Tag: vaccinations
Nearly all student employees at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced. Students must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18 for the university to comply with federal law. That means students must receive their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of Johnson… Read More
The Shelby County Health Department is working with UT Health Science Center to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at the Pipkin Building until December 31.
In 2019 before the pandemic, the Shelby County Health Department was giving roughly 9,000 vaccinations a month. Through August of this year, the tally had dropped to 2,480 a month, leaving thousands of people – mostly children in lower socio-economic brackets – vulnerable to diseases like measles, diphtheria and chicken pox. “People were so afraid,… Read More
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander put the pressure on parents to do what he calls the right kind of research when making decisions about vaccinating their kids. He did so at a senate hearing in response to the measles outbreak in the U.S. Whether it be for religious or medical reasons, or incomplete records in some… Read More
Muneeza Khan, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.