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Front Page - Friday, January 8, 2021

Tennessee announces COVID-19 vaccination eligibility tool

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials have set up an online tool that helps people figure out when they will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Bill Lee’s office announced the initiative Tuesday as the state reported more than 169,000 Tennesseans have been vaccinated with their first dose so far.

Tennessee also continues to struggle to contain one of the highest new case counts per capita nationwide. There were 1,221 new cases reported per 100,000 people in Tennessee over the past two weeks, which ranks third in the country for new cases per capita, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Tennessee’s online tool involves completing a form with questions about age, county, type of employment, health conditions and other risk factors. It provides risk-based and age-based phase information at the county level.

The website lets people opt in to receive updates and notifications about their vaccine phase. It can be found at https://covid19.tn.gov.