Former Kmart COVID testing center in Nashville to transition to vaccination site


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Starting Monday, April 12, the COVID-19 Community Assessment Center located at the former Kmart on Murfreesboro Road will begin offering vaccinations.

The site located at 2491 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville TN 37217 will be closed Friday, April 9 to be reconfigured into a vaccination location by Metro Nashville Public Health and Meharry Medical College.

Vaccinations at the Former Kmart will also be available from 8 am – 2 pm, by appointment only. MPHD officials will supply the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Metro Health officials are now scheduling appointments for anyone 16 years old and older. Anyone under age 18 will be required to have signed approval from their parent or guardian. The drive-thru location will begin with 50 appointments each hour with a total of 300 slots each day and 1,500 slots each week.

Registration for the slots at the drive-thru location will open Thursday, April 8 at 10 am. Go to the health department website or call (615) 862-7777 to make an appointment. Registration for the drive-thru location will not open until Thursday, April 8 at 10 am. Appointments will be made available each Thursday for the upcoming week’s slots.

The health department currently offers appointment options at the Music City Center, where the two-dose Pfizer vaccine is offered to people ages 16 and older.

 Click here to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Davidson County 

The site will only offer vaccinations starting April 12. For those looking to get tested, the other community assessment centers located at Nissan Stadium Lot “N” and Meharry Medical College will be operating under new hours. Beginning April 12, the centers will be open from 8 am – 2 pm.

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