Winter weather interrupts COVID vaccinations across Tennessee

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 10:53:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The winter weather is taking its toll on so many things from businesses, all the way to schools, but now vaccination appointments are affected, too.

It's already been tough just to get an appointment, and if you had one, you're going to have to get it rescheduled.

Because of the weather, the Music City Center – which is Davidson County's vaccination site – is closed for the second day in a row. Officials from the Metro Health Department thought they would be able to make up for losing one day, but two days of cancelations is forcing them to make changes.

If you were scheduled to get your first shot Tuesday or Wednesday, you'll be contacted to reschedule. If you were supposed to get your second shot, then you can go back any day.

Metro also wants people to know the vaccine is being stored safely and won't go to waste.

Other areas of the state are facing the same issue. Vaccination sites in the western and mid-Cumberland regions of the state health department, along with Putnam County, were closed yesterday, and people are being contacted to reschedule if needed.

Something else to note a lot of counties have had to close their testing sites because of the weather, so we may see fewer new cases in the coming days.