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Nashville has 692,000 residents, getting 5300 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville Mayor John Cooper responded Thursday to public frustration over the slow pace of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination effort.

Cooper told reporters Metro has the infrastructure in place to inoculate residents faster. However, the mayor said the city just isn’t getting enough vaccines to move any faster.

Mayor Cooper explained Nashville is receiving an allotment of 5300 doses a week from the state. Those doses are currently being used to inoculate seniors 75 and older, along with outpatient health care workers, and residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cooper noted that, to date, roughly 54,000 of Nashville’s 692,000 residents have received their first dose. Some 5,000 have received the second injection

The City has instituted an appointment system through which residents are scheduled for their injections. A stand by list has also been organized to ensure none of the scarce vaccine doses go unused. You can learn more about both plans at covid19.nashville.gov.

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