Updated 12/18/20


A few Tennessee lawmakers are questioning why teachers in Giles County and across Tennessee are not being prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Phase 1 of Tennessee's vaccine distribution plan includes frontline healthcare workers followed by long-term care facility residents and staff and then first responders.
But with Governor Bill Lee emphasizing reopening schools, state lawmakers are asking why teachers are not on that list.
Dr. James Hildreth is one of the members of the FDA panel who voted to recommend emergency approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday,  Hildreth voted to recommend Moderna's vaccine for emergency approval as well.