Keeping Nashville Safe & Healthy

The Drive-Thru testing and vaccine clinics, located at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike (former Kmart), and at 28th Ave. and Charlotte Ave. (350 28th Ave. North) offer free PCR COVID tests and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 

The Drive-Thru clinics are open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for anyone 12 years old and older.

 The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to anyone 18 years old and older.

Click here to find a COVID-19 vaccine community site near you.

REMINDER: The COVID-19 Vaccine is FREE to everyone.

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On August 23rd, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older. This approval replaces the agency’s Emergency Use Authorization for those 16 and older. The Emergency Use Authorization for those 12-15 is unchanged. Learn more about the decision here.

 

 

COVID-19 CASE TRACKER                                                 

Weekly COVID Briefing – August 19, 2021

A Message from Mayor John Cooper

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of unprecedented challenge for all Nashvillians. But our community has come together to keep each other safe during the pandemic. As the science predicted, Nashville’s case fatality rate is roughly half that of Tennessee counties without masking and distancing requirements. Your work – vaccinating, masking, distancing, and getting tested – has saved hundreds of lives here in Nashville. That is a great community achievement in a period of public health crisis.

As Nashville rebounds from the depths of the pandemic, vaccinations are the best tool for protecting our community. Six weeks after the vaccine became widely available to all adults, Metro Public Health lifted all COVID-19 capacity restrictions and the mask mandate on May 14, 2021. With the Delta variant causing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Metro Government again began requiring face coverings inside Metro Government buildings beginning August 5, 2021.

The virus is still with us, but we now have a way to protect ourselves. I urge everyone to join me in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The majority of Nashville residents have already taken the important step of getting vaccinated to protect their health and their family’s health. The vaccines are lifesaving and economy-saving. Please make sure your family, friends and co-workers get vaccinated too. As always, remember to get tested if you have symptoms. COVID-19 tests and vaccines are free and readily available.

I’m grateful to our COVID-19 Task Force, especially Dr. Alex Jahangir and Dr. James Hildreth, for their steady leadership. I want to thank every Metro department – particularly our public health department, which has been tested as never before.

We remember the more than 1,100 Nashvillians we have lost to COVID-19. May the memories of our neighbors be a blessing to our community.