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.
NASHVILLE - Ann Ellington-Wagner, daughter of Gov. and Mrs. Buford Ellington, was recognized as Museum Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Museums. She received the Volunteer Award of Excellence at the annual conference which was held in Nashville on March 29-31. Ellington-Wagner coordinated the Preemie Evergreen project with the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.
“The Preemie Evergreen project was a tremendous success benefiting both the Nashville community and our museum,” said Anne Dale, museum director. “Ann is asset to the museum and the community. She is really making a difference.”
National Volunteer Week is April 18-24
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working to ensure Tennesseans are prepared in the event of public health or other medical emergencies. In recognition of this year’s National Volunteer Week and theme, Celebrating People in Action, TDOH is recruiting and registering volunteers with medical backgrounds and other skills sets across the Volunteer state. National Volunteer Week is being observed April 18-24 this year, and TDOH is highlighting volunteer service in support of emergency preparedness plans.