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. Drive-Thru clinics are open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Operations can change due to weather.
Click here to for up-to-date hours of operation from Nashville’s Emergency Operations Center.
Metro Public Health Department also hosts pop-up testing and vaccination sites around the city. Click here to find a COVID-19 community site near you.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for anyone five years old and older.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to anyone 18 years old and older.
REMINDER: The COVID-19 Vaccine is FREE to everyone.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update:
The CDC recommends all people 18 and older receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, boosters can be administered as early as six months after the second dose was administered. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster dose can be administered as early as two months after the initial dose was administered. Boosters of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available at the drive-thru sites and pop-up community vaccination events. Moderna will not be available. There is an ample supply of all three types of vaccine across our community. Visit vaccines.gov to find locations where each is being offered.
COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11:
There is good news for those wanting their 5 – 11 year-olds to receive the Pfizer Covid vaccine. The CDC has approved the use of the vaccine which contains one-third the amount of active ingredient used in the vaccine for those 12 years old and up. Children would receive a second dose 21 days or more after their first shot.
The vaccine also differs from the existing formulation that teens and adults have been getting in that it can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 10 weeks — making it easier for private medical offices and other locations to keep and administer the vaccine.
The vaccine will be available beginning Monday, November 8 at Metro’s two drive-thru locations. Vaccine will also be available at the Health Department’s community pop up vaccination clinics starting next week. Those seeking the vaccine can also check with their pediatrician, nearby pharmacies, grocery locations, and walk-in clinics.
Mixing and Matching Covid-19 Vaccines:
The F.D.A. has updated its authorizations to allow medical providers to boost people with a different vaccine than the one they initially received, a strategy known as “mix and match.” Whether you received Moderna, Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer-BioNTech, you may receive a booster of any other vaccine.
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.