NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) issued a statement encouraging all Tennesseans to get vaccinated.
According to a release from TMA, officials with the organization fully support the vaccination of Tennesseans against the COVID-19 virus.
They say these vaccines are meant to protect citizens and greatly enhance one’s ability to fend off potentially deadly health implications from the delta variant.
The statement said in part:
We implore those Tennesseans who have not received a COVID vaccination to do so immediately. ThisTennessee Medical Association
simple task may be the difference between a few days of fever and fatigue versus a few weeks in the
hospital, permanent disability, or even death. And to those responsible for taking care of patients, it is
your duty to protect yourself as well as your patients.
The release states that only about 39.1% of Tennesseans are fully vaccinated. The most recent data released states that 96% of all new cases in Tennessee are among unvaccinated people.