Metro Health Dept. begins COVID-19 vaccinations for Davidson County residents 75 and older

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Davidson County will begin phase 1a2 of Nashville’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts Thursday, starting with residents who are 75 years old and older.

All vaccinations will be done by appointment. Those who are eligible must register through the health department. Click here to pre-register.

Others eligible through their employers under phase 1a2 include outpatient healthcare workers with direct patient access and mortuary services.

The county has given nearly 30,000 vaccinations to the 55,000 qualified recipients since Dec. 17, including 26,000 hospital workers, 1,688 first responders and 1,359 other front line workers.

County health leaders said they were working to help ensure people have equal opportunities to get the vaccine.

“First thing we realized is a lot of these people may not have access to websites so we did open up a phone line so that we could get them registered. We have sent this announcement and information out to a number of our partners in the minority community so that they can share it and assist their individuals,” said Dr. Gill Wright, Metro Public Health Department Interim Chief Medical Director.

He also said they were expecting to get increasing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“There have been some hiccups along the way but we’re seeing a more steady stream that appears to be coming. If you roll out this kind of a very very large logistical problem, we can expect a few problems along the way but I think it’s being improved,” Gill said.

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