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Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:39 AM

The Investigators: Why hasn't Tennessee administered the COVID-19 vaccine yet?

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/12/16/investigators-why-hasnt-tennessee-administered-covid-vaccine-yet/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The COVID-19 vaccine became available for selected health care workers in Arkansas and Mississippi starting Monday.

Since then, thousands of doses have arrived in those states.

In Tennessee, where the number of coronavirus cases is skyrocketing, neither hospitals nor the state have administered a single dose.

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The WMC Action News Five Investigators wanted to see how many doses will go to those vulnerable communities so we asked for a list of the hospitals receiving the vaccine.

More qt link, including the fact that the above request was DENIED.

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Reply The Investigators: Why hasn't Tennessee administered the COVID-19 vaccine yet? (Original post)
SheltieLover Dec 2020 OP
MineralMan Dec 2020 #1
Kota Dec 2020 #2
Docreed2003 Dec 2020 #3
Tanuki Dec 2020 #5
Docreed2003 Dec 2020 #6
Docreed2003 Dec 2020 #9
Tanuki Dec 2020 #12
Docreed2003 Dec 2020 #15
Tanuki Dec 2020 #16
Docreed2003 Dec 2020 #17
SheltieLover Dec 2020 #8
former9thward Dec 2020 #14
Tanuki Dec 2020 #4
AirmensMom Dec 2020 #7
dalton99a Dec 2020 #10
wishstar Dec 2020 #11
former9thward Dec 2020 #13
Lucinda Dec 2020 #18

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 10:44 AM

1. Kinfolks said, "Move away from there..."

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 11:15 AM

2. Well they should send those doses back so other states can have them. Idiots.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 11:43 AM

3. We had prepared for weeks to receive the Pfizer vaccine this week

Our hospital is located just outside of Nashville and has been a Covid hotspot. In fact, we were one of very few facilities in the state to receive federal funds for Covid care due to the numbers of cases we had treated. On Monday, we received notification that there would be no Pfizer vaccine coming to our facility. Who knows where the breakdown occurred but it doesn't appear to be an issue in surrounding states. So now, we wait and are preparing for the Moderna vaccine instead.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 11:53 AM

5. I was shocked to read that your hospital was not in the vanguard

of the vaccination program, knowing the alarming rate of cases. I am really sorry. On a personal note, after dodging the bullet for more than 9 months, I contracted covid from a patient and am now at home recuperating (Day 5, so far so good). Stay safe, Doc! I hope you and your colleagues get to roll up your sleeves for the vax very soon!

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:45 PM

6. TY Tanuki!

So sorry to hear you've been sick! Glad that you're on the mend! Will keep you posted on our vaccine status

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:26 PM

9. Got Moderna'd this afternoon Tanuki

Guess that's my early Xmas present, lol. Will keep you posted on how it goes.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 07:39 PM

12. Oh, what a relief! Thank God and Dolly Parton! 😉

(And of course the army of scientists whose dedication went into making it possible!)

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:32 PM

15. Absolutely! I told my wife I hope that Dolly and Kizzie(the scientist behind it)

Have an incredible Christmas

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:23 PM

16. Got Pfizered today! I am grateful and relieved, although it does feel a bit like

locking the barn door after the horses ran away, since I already contracted covid earlier this month! (Recovering well, certainly don't want it again!)

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:58 PM

17. Congrats!! That's awesome

I'm glad you were finally able to get it!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 09:36 AM

8. Appears to be a chump admin issue

Pfizer saying they are not receiving directions from fed admin where to deliver the vaccine.

Meanwhile, CNBC article reporting some rheumatoid arthritis side effects with Moderna vaccine!

The FDA said there were seven “serious adverse events” in the trial, but none of them was fatal. Four were attributed to the vaccine by trial investigators and Moderna, including intractable nausea and vomiting, facial swelling and rheumatoid arthritis.

Do you know if this is true of the Pfizer vaccine as well?

I am not at all anti-vaccine, but neither am I inclined to take a vaccine that was developed under the current admin & is being pushed by the current admin & now this bassackwards, repuke-run state.

I am well aware of what went on with the Gulf War vaccines & the debilitating effects on those who were forced to take it.

Our illustrious, chump-loving gov Lee is always 1 step ahead in the repuke initiatives & I just knew choice of vaccine would not be possible in TN, that the one created by Moderna would be the only one available in TN & here we are.

I will personally continue to isolate, mask, etc. until Pfizer vaccune is available, or I will drive to a sane srate for a Pfizer vaccine when the time comes.

On Edit: CNBC link:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/15/moderna-covid-vaccine-fatigue-headaches-and-muscle-pain-are-the-most-common-side-effects.html

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:04 PM

14. TN has given almost 25,000 doses to people.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 11:48 AM

4. Hospital-based vaccinations begin today. We are really not more than a couple of days behind

the earliest states. Until today, Tennessee had only received 975 doses from Pfizer, which they decided to hold in escrow until more arrived. Tennessee is part of Pfizer's 4-state pilot program and the large shipment arriving at hospitals today comes directly from Pfizer. The state is not a "middleman" in this and is not holding things up, unless you count the 975 doses, which is not really fair, since every state is holding some back for the sane reason. It is just not as obvious because it is being subtracted from large shipments that they received directly from Pfizer, unlike Tennessee. I wish people would bother to read a little before dismissing an entire state as idiots and calling for us to be stripped of our vaccine allotment.


https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2020/12/16/covid-19-vaccinations-begin-but-many-tennessee-hospitals-must-wait/3909694001/

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:54 AM

7. Might be no one wants it.

I was scheduled for a colonoscopy next week, but after seeing how lax that office is with masks, I got too scared. One of my other docs suggested waiting until February or March, when the medical staffs will be vaccinated. When I called to change my appointment, the lady I talked to said I could change it, but it won't matter because no one in the office is going to vaccinated. She certainly is not going to. I was too shocked to ask why.

Then she proceeded to tell me that people in Walmart aren't wearing masks and that's just stupid. The irony.

So I'm not going until March at this point. In case people chime in to say I should go somewhere else, it's really not an option. We have limited choices here and traveling for a colonoscopy would be difficult, to put it mildly. So I get to choose between possibly dying from Covid and possibly dying from colon cancer.

Another of my docs told me that many of the medical offices in this area have Covid in them. Yet they don't want the vaccine.

So where do we go from here?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:31 PM

10. His wife got it, but everything is under control:

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 06:45 PM

11. My best friend's cousin, a nurse in Gray TN has received the vaccine earlier this week in TN

She told my cousin the Covid spread is extremely bad in E. Tennessee in Johnson City area near Gray.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:02 PM

13. Tennessee is administering the vaccine.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:01 PM

18. One of my doctors had her shot recently...she is with UT

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