Metro's COVID vaccine scheduling form back online after site crashed Friday morning

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 11:32:42-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The software program that Metro Nashville uses for scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments is now back online after it crashed Friday morning. The health department said the issue was likely due to the high volume of traffic after scheduling opened up to the next age group.

As of 7 a.m., residents ages 65 and older could begin scheduling appointments to receive their COVID vaccine. The Metro Public Health Department said shortly after that, the system crashed and was down for a few hours.

Around 10 a.m., Metro said the form was back online.

Until today, the Metro Public Health Department had been vaccinating teachers and adults 70 or older. This change brings Davidson County up to date with the state's vaccination rollout plan. Dr. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Nashville's COVID-19 taskforce, said 50% of Nashvillians over 70 years old have received their first dose of the vaccine.

Tennessee moved into this phase of distribution on February 22.

Residents who would like to make an appointment for a vaccine can visit Nashville's COVID-19 website or call 615-862-7777. The Health Department also offers a Spanish language phone number to schedule appointments at 615-326-9986.

Multiple appointment options will be available seven days a week at the Music City Center.