NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out, first responders are among those first in line. Monday morning, Metro Nashville fire and police personnel began to receive their first vaccination doses.
Monday morning Director Chief Swann joined our personnel to have his COVID-19 vaccination. Our personnel are currently getting vaccinated. Thank you to @HCAhealthcare for partnering with us to provide this important vaccination. #NFDin2020 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/nlBAunquIY— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) December 28, 2020
According to FDA data, the federal government has allocated 2.9 million doses of the vaccine for the first round of distribution. Those being vaccinated will need to return in 21 days to get a booster in order for the vaccine to be fully effective.
Many health care workers in Metro Nashville received their first doses of the vaccine before the Christmas holiday. As part of the next phase, all other health care providers in the community will receive the vaccine. Teachers and childcare workers will be included in the next phase as well.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are roughly 95% effective.