250,000 Expected To Be Vaccinated By Year End

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said last Tuesday that he expects almost a quarter million Tennesseans to be partially vaccinated by the end of the year.

“We’re fairly certain we’ll have 250,000 Tennesseans vaccinated by the first,” Lee said.

Lee made his comments during a teleconference with community newspapers from across the state.

Lee also addressed the executive orders he issued over the weekend, the toll COVID-19 has taken on Tennessee and the distribution of vaccines statewide.

Lee said more than 20,000 people had been partially vaccinated, so far, as of Tuesday.

According to Lee, the state had received about 56,000 vaccines from Pfizer and 150,000 vaccines from Moderna.

For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel, on newsstands now.

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