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 is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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