COVID-19 vaccination appointments available this week at Hadley Park; how to sign up

Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Posted at 6:21 AM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 20:57:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Many community groups around Music City are pushing for every resident to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The week of April 5, the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is administering free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shots to anyone 18 and older.

On Monday, roughly 700 people were vaccinated at the Hadley Park Community Center. The clinic will operate there through 9 a.m. until 4 p.m everyday through Friday.

Their goal is to vaccinate 2,500 people over the course of the week

Mayor John Cooper said this will help Nashville to meet the goal to become 50% vaccinated by May 1.

Right now, 30% of Nashvillians have gotten their first dose. 55-percent of people over 55 have received at least one shot, 39-percent in that age group were Black.

"We've heard since the onset that the African American community did not have the access, did not have the resources, the availability that were afforded to other communities, so we wanted to make sure that was not the case," said Katina Beard, the coordinator of the event on behalf of the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.

If you would like to sign up to receive your vaccine during this event, click here.