NASHVILLE — Spring is the time when many pet owners update the rabies vaccinations for their dogs and cats, and many clinics offer low-cost vaccinations. Not only are these vaccinations required by Tennessee law, but they are important for protecting both pets and human family members from rabies. The Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans that preventing exposure of people and their pets to the rabies virus is a priority.
National Infant Immunization Week is April 24-May 1
NASHVILLE – Every year, many thousands of young children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by routine childhood immunizations. These children miss time from day care and school, thousands are hospitalized and some even die. The Tennessee Department of Health is observing National Infant Immunization Week this April by educating parents about the benefits of timely vaccination and sharing information on a new and more effective vaccine now available for young children.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the new state-of-the-art Bledsoe County Correctional Complex. The prison expansion in Pikeville, Tennessee was first announced in 2004 based on population projections which indicated the need for additional beds.