After touring Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Office, Gov. Lee speaks on COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Lee
Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 16:57:50-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Gov. Bill Lee held a brief press conference where he took questions from local journalists after touring the Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Office.

Watch the full press conference below:

Lee addressed the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine that is expected in the upcoming days.

The governor also spoke about the state of education in Tennessee, mentioning he is discussing the possibility of calling a special session to address the issues.

Earlier this week, Lee attended a COVID-19 vaccine summit at the White House, where President Donald Trump signed an executive order to make sure Americans get first access to a vaccine once it becomes available.

If the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine, Tennessee is expected to get an initial 56,000 doses as the state continues to set record COVID-19 numbers in terms of new cases and deaths. On Monday, the state reported its 5,000th COVID-related death.