Starting today, Nashville residents ages 70 and older can begin scheduling vaccine appointments

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 08:12:13-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Mayor John Cooper says residents ages 70 and older can begin scheduling their COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Friday.

Earlier in the week, Cooper announced that teachers and childcare workers in Phase 1b could begin scheduling their vaccination appointments on Thursday. During Metro’s weekly COVID briefing, he said the 70 and older age group would be part of this next phase of vaccinations.

Cooper said there are about 48,000 teachers/childcare workers and residents in this next phase. With the help of local hospital providers, Cooper said they expect to administer 7,000 doses a week to Phase 1b workers and residents.

To schedule your appointment, click here or call 615-862-7777.

The mayor said Metro is almost done with all 75,000 Phase 1a recipients, including front line workers and first responders. Cooper said 51% of those 75 and older have started their vaccinations – up from 41% last week.

Watch Metro's full COVID-19 briefing below:

In terms of all Davidson County residents, 9.1% of the community has received just the first dose, which is 63,405 people and an increase of 9,108 people in the last week. Mayor Cooper said 4,5% of the population has received both doses, which is 31,570 people and an increase of 6,368 since last week.