Local health depart. encourages people to get vaccinated in lieu of new COVID variant


JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - In lieu of the discovery of the new COVID -19 variant Omicron, the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department says their vaccination rates are increasing.


The regional health department says they do not know much information about this new variant, but still encourage the public to get vaccinated.


The department says they are thankful that people in Madison County are getting their vaccinations.


“More than 134,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given here in Madison County which is fantastic. 65 percent of Madison County residents have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 58 percent of our population in Madison County are fully vaccinated. We have consistently been in one of the top counties in the states for our vaccination rates,” said Mallory Cooke, the Public Information Officer with the Jackson-Madison Co. Regional Health Depart.


Next week the Jackson – Madison County Regional Health Department will be starting some new hours for their vaccine clinic.


Starting Monday, December 6th, the health department will be administering the COVID-19 vaccines Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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