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.
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is hosting a vaccine event for anyone 18 & older at Hadley Park Community Center starting today. They’ll be administering free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines all week. Sign up for your vaccine here: https://t.co/5YzDraBsB4 pic.twitter.com/rWqOaEOxpf— Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) April 5, 2021