As other states open vaccinations to all adults, Tenn. defends its slow approach

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 18, 2021 10:57 AM CT
<strong>A vial of Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine awaits use March 10, 2021.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

A vial of Johnson & Johnson vaccine awaits use March 10, 2021. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

A state spokesman says Tennessee’s plan emphasizes equity over speed, intentionally focusing on more vulnerable populations first. But only about 20% of West Tennessee’s vaccine appointments are booked each day. 


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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.