Video: Getting COVID-19 vaccines to at-risk communities

Published June 9, 2021

Vaccination rates are stagnating across the country, with about a 3-million dosage drop since April 1. This is concerning to health experts, who fear that low vaccination rates will cause the coronavirus to change and re-emerge. It's also concerning for a country that has lost nearly 600,000 family members, friends and loved ones to COVID-19.

Tennessee has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is working to turn these numbers around by improving vaccine access and education. Passionately leading this work is Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrea Willis, who is addressing disparities and historically founded distrust among Tennessee's African American communities.

Learn more: Watch how Dr. Willis and other medical professionals are leading national vaccine conversations.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 35 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.