Lawmakers: Parental OK needed for minors to get COVID shot


              From left, Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, Rep. Scott Cepicky, R-Culleoka, and Sen. Ed Jackson, R-Jackson, converse before state legislative committee meeting, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Being discussed amongst other things was the Department of Health vaccine administration following the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the state's top vaccine official, after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            
              Vaccine advocates wait for the start of a state legislative committee meeting, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Being discussed was the Department of Health vaccine administration following the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the state's top vaccine official, after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers. (AP Photo/John Amis)
            Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, left, talks with Rep. Scott Cepicky, R-Culleoka, right, before a state legislative committee meeting, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Being discussed amongst other things was the Department of Health vaccine administration following the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the state's top vaccine official, after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers. (AP Photo/John Amis) Vaccine advocates wait for the start of a state legislative committee meeting, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Being discussed was the Department of Health vaccine administration following the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the state's top vaccine official, after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers. (AP Photo/John Amis) Vaccine advocates sit in on a state legislative committee meeting, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Being discussed was the Department of Health vaccine administration following the firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the state's top vaccine official, after state lawmakers complained about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination among teenagers. (AP Photo/John Amis) 
              In this image made from video, Michelle Fiscus speaks to the Associated Press, from Franklin, Tenn., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccinations official, said she couldn't stay silent after was she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state lawmakers over her department's outreach efforts to vaccinate teenagers against COVID-19. (AP Photo)