Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville to begin immunizing seniors against COVID-19

Jan 8, 2021


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Metro Nashville and Vanderbilt University are moving to vaccinate senior residents 75 and older against COVID-19

Metro officials say the city will begin offering vaccinations on Saturday, January 8. Vaccinations offered by the city will be by appointment only, and will only be administered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Metro’s been slow to reach this next phase of the vaccination plan. Every other county in the Greater Nashville Area moved to immunize seniors days ago.

To get an appointment for a vaccination, seniors will have to register online or call the city’s COVID-19 hotline at 615-862-7777.

Appointments may be hard to come by. The city currently reports it has only a limited supply of vaccines. 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to begin vaccinating current patients 75 and older on January 15.  

The only way a Vanderbilt patient can get an appointment is by invitation through the Medical Center’s online patient portal. Vanderbilt will send you a message when an appointment is available.