Some Nashville seniors cross county lines to get COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 9:01 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 00:03:39-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville announced this week it's getting ready to give COVID vaccines to people 70 and older, joining all of its surrounding counties in that age range, after only vaccinating those 75 and up.

But many seniors have taken the same route that some teachers have -- crossing several county lines to get a vaccine now.

Ben Sanderfur says he got a vaccine appointment immediately in Marshal County on Tuesday, after his wife, who is in a different age bracket, got her vaccine in Nashville earlier.

"That makes us feel a whole lot better," Sanderfur said, "and I think our children feel better about us."

Metro Nashville has announced they'll open the reservation process for seniors 70 and up starting on Friday.