Tennessee Ranks 33rd Among States in Percentage of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered



Tennessee ranks 33rd of the 50 states for the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines it has distributed versus the number of doses it received, data show.

The ranking was revealed by Becker’s Hospital Review, and is available here. Becker’s updated the data on Tuesday.

The ranking is taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker, available here.

According to Tuesday’s Becker’s report, Tennessee had received 998,875 doses but only administered 627,911, or 62.86 percent.

North Dakota ranked first among states. The Peace Garden State administered 99,481 doses of the 108,050 it had received, or 92.07 percent.

Last place went to Alabama, which administered only 358,280 of the 659,400 doses it had received, or 54.33 percent.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee recently came under fire for the vaccine’s distribution to Memphis, as The Tennessee Star reported.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland explained that Shelby County was experiencing a temporary shortage of vaccines. Lee wrote Strickland a letter refuting claims that the vaccines were not distributed equally to the county.

“[I]t has been reported that Shelby County has not received an equitable share of vaccine doses relative to other counties across the state. However – and I want to be clear and unmistakable about this – any such claims are incorrect,” stated Lee.

However, some claimed that vaccinations weren’t being distributed properly. On Monday, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) accused the governor in a letter of not ensuring fair allocation of vaccines to the Memphis area.

Tennessee’s lagging distribution is not for lack of trying.

Nearly two weeks ago, the state announced it was expanding the number of people who qualified, The Star reported. The state added people living in households with medically fragile children to Phase 1c of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, even while doses remain extremely limited for seniors. Phase 1c also includes people age 16 and older who have medical conditions placing them at high risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health said.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.









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12 Thoughts to “Tennessee Ranks 33rd Among States in Percentage of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered”

  1. lb

    Well I am 1C and have been told after Registering that I will be eligible in MARCH OR APRIL.
    There seems to be some real mismanagement going on.
    The Gov should call out the Natl Guard and get this rolling like WVa did–expand Vaccine facilities and availability and DO IT

  2. Wolf Woman


    The Wuhan virus stats showing a 99.97 recovery rate does not warrant
    the mRNA injection which is deliberately misnomered a “vaccine.” This is an experimental injection, using a method that has never been thoroughly studied or tested before, on huge numbers of people.

    According to the FDA, the long-range effects from this “vaccine” that are possible are debilitating and, even, life-threatening. Here’s the info on Moderna: https://www.fda.gov/media/144637/download

    And what really doesn’t pass the Moderna smell test is the fact that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with The WHO and the highest paid bureaucrat in our government, Dr. Andrew Fauci have had a hand in its production. https://www.globalresearch.ca/vaccine-just-say-no/5714389

    If you want to participate in a research experiment which may or may not be more detrimental to your health than the disease it purports to “contain”, then it’s your choice, your body. Go for it but just understand the possible consequences before you do.

  3. Rob Moreland

    Are the various VA places in TN that are giving the shots to their staff and veterans being counted ? These people will never show up at a state” site

  4. LM

    Looks like people in Tennessee have good common sense. Looks like people in Alabama do, too.

  5. Martha Brown

    I think the problem in Nashville and Memphis is that the state allocation was based on population and those 2 counties have a high number of both healthcare workers and first responders relative to their population. So, the Governor made the allocation based on population and the category to receive the vaccine was based on occupation? Thus, these 2 counties residents are behind other counties in getting the vaccine. I know Nashville said they gave 5-6,000 doses to out of county healthcare workers. Those 5-6,000 doses should have come from other counties allocation rather than out of Davidson’s. Then, Lee is falling over for the teachers unions and putting young, healthy teachers ahead of 65-70 year olds, people with chronic health conditions, grocery store clerks, truckers, utility workers, those engaged in critical infrastructure and are exposed to the public at large daily and can carry the virus to a variety of other people including seniors vs teachers who even in a classroom are exposed to and exposing only a small group. The Star needs to do an open records request to find out how the state is distributing the vaccine. Why can other counties now start vaccinating 70 year olds but Davidson and Shelby cannot? What is the state doing about it? Is it politics because those counties vote Democrat?

    1. Jay

      Maybe it’s the incompetence of those democrat run counties. More to come from sleepy Made in China Biden.

  6. David S. Blackwell RN, BSN

    It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq., to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. 

  7. David S. Blackwell RN, BSN

    In Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905), the court held that the context for their opinion rested on the following principle: “This court has more than once recognized it as a fundamental principle that ‘persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health, and prosperity of the state…”

    The Moderna and Pfizer “alleged vaccine” trials have explicitly acknowledged that their gene therapy technology has no impact on viral infection or transmission whatsoever and merely conveys to the recipient the capacity to produce an S1 spike protein endogenously by the introduction of a synthetic mRNA sequence. Therefore, the basis for the Massachusetts statute and the Supreme Court’s determination is moot in this case.

    1. Ron Welch

      Wow! Excellent info, David. So is the government and the media “spreading disinformation” in calling it a “vaccine”? Seems that Twitter, Google and Facebook need to cancel this!

  8. David S. Blackwell RN, BSN

    It is not a “vaccine“ under the legal definition of the law. It’s total fraud.

    1. Ron Welch

      So will the new proposed “Reality Czar” crack down on this pervasive disinformation which is being spewed by every news organization, every government official , appointed agents and all their supposed “public health experts”? What about the Findlay authorities for truth. Big Tech, will they cancel all???

      1. Ron Welch

        Correction of my spell check: “final authorities”