Music City Center to be used as COVID-19 vaccination site

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Music City Center in downtown Nashville will become a COVID-19 vaccination site beginning Saturday, January 30.

The Metro Health Department made the announcement Thursday morning.

Appointments are required in advance and walk-in appointments are not permitted.

Music City Center President Charles Starks said he hopes the large space can provide more opportunity to the community, so long as the supply of vaccines are available.

“They could go in and scale things up, so as they get more supply, we have the capacity to do a lot more than what they’re going to initially start with,” Starks said.

But he’s hoping the center isn’t needed for long.

“We’d really like to get out of the business quick because that would mean there’s more vaccine available and out there. But we’re in it for as long as it takes for them to get folks vaccinated,” Starks said.

Starks hopes that by offering the venue to the Metro Health Department that things will get back to business that much quicker in Nashville.

“As an industry we’ve been hit really hard and we’ve got a lot of friends and colleagues and great employees that are out of work right now. So everything we can do to help people get vaccinated that helps them get back to work and feeding their families,” Starks said.

Music City Center says hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parking will be on level P2 within the Music City Center garage off of 6th Avenue as is available free of charge.

The entrance is directly across from the P2 garage on 6th Avenue.

For more information, call the Metro Health Department at 615-862-7777.

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