Lawmakers look to dissolve state Health Dept. over teen vaccines

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 17, 2021 9:14 AM CT | Published: June 16, 2021 5:21 PM CT

Republican state lawmakers floated the idea of “dissolving and reconstituting” the Tennessee Department of Health Wednesday, June 16, because of vaccine messaging they said amounted to “coercion.”


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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