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COVID Vaccines Expanding To 1-C Group

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
COVID Vaccines Expanding To 1-C Group

The state will move to vaccinations for the 1-C group next week.

That opens eligibility to those 16 years or older at high risk for COVID complications. This includes current cancer treatment, chronic renal disease, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, obesity, heart failure, hypertension, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, liver disease or dementia.

This also extends to care takers of high-risk children. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county would be done with vaccinating those 65 or older by the end of the week.

“If everything goes well next week, we’ll get into a whole different age group,” Porter said. “A whole different section of people that need the vaccine, and they’re doing great. And our COVID numbers are way down.”

According to Porter, appointments can be made for the new group, but notifications of your appointment will not come out until at least Monday. Porter said more than 12,500 county residents have been vaccinated so far.

Register for the vaccine at or you can wait until next Monday, register and book your appointment at the same time. If you have any problems registering, call the hotline at 931-646-4636 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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