NASHVILLE, Tennessee – COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Tennessee and older adults have priority access. However, there is a limited supply of vaccines and the state is also aiming to inoculate front-line workers in its phased vaccination plan. As distribution protocols are finessed and more is learned about the vaccine’s effectiveness, NPT assembled a panel to discuss the vaccine rollout in Tennessee. Aging Matters: COVID-19 Vaccine in Tennessee premieres Sunday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. and will also be available for streaming at

NPT’s Will Pedigo moderates the discussion featuring Lisa Piercey, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health; Rebecca Kelly, State Director, AARP Tennessee; Stephanie C. McClure, Internist/Geriatrician, Meharry Medical Group; and Ami Mitchell, South Central Regional Director, Tennessee Department of Health.

Topics covered in Aging Matters: COVID-19 Vaccine in Tennessee include: How the vaccine roll out is going so far; the public’s questions and concerns about the vaccine; and the best sources of information to answer those questions ( The show also addresses the emergence of scams aiming to take advantage of people’s desire for the vaccine.

Additional broadcast times for Aging Matters: COVID-19 Vaccine in Tennessee are Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. on NPT2.
Aging Matters is made possible by the generous support of the West End Home Foundation, the Jeanette Travis Foundation, The HCA Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Tri-Star Health and Cigna. Additional support was provided by Jackson National Life Insurance Company and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.