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Metro Public Health Dept. offers COVID-19 vaccines to those in Phase 1c

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Metro Public Health Department officials have begun scheduling appointments for those in Phase 1c. Health Department officials encourage Davidson County residents in 1c to schedule an appointment by visiting <covid19.nashville.gov> or by calling 615-862-7777 from 7 am to 7 pm.  The Health Department offers a Spanish language phone number to schedule appointments at 615-326-9986. Residents can sign up online at <asafenashville.org>.

The Health Department will offer those in 1c multiple appointment options each day, seven days a week for the next two weeks at the Music City Center. The Health Department expects to open additional slots each Friday for the upcoming two weeks. Residents are encouraged to sign up quickly, with previous appointment opening filling quickly.

Phase 1c includes those 16 years old or older with High-Risk Health Conditions. This includes the following:

Caregivers (or household residents) of medically fragile children under 16 years old (such as technologically dependent individuals; immuno-compromised individuals; individuals with diabetes requiring medication; individuals with complex congenital or life-threatening cardiac conditions requiring ongoing medical management; individuals qualifying for a Katie Beckett waiver);

chronic renal disease.

  • COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis, moderate-severe asthma
  • Obesity (BMI >30)
  • Heart failure, CAD, cardiomyopathies, hypertension
  • Sickle cell (not including sickle cell trait) or thalassemia
  • Cerebrovascular disease or stroke
  • Dementia
  • Liver disease

Immuno-compromised or weak immune system (receiving chemotherapy, taking daily oral steroid or other immuno-suppressant medication, living with HIV/AIDS, history of organ, blood or bone marrow transplant)

Technologically dependent (such as individuals who are ventilator dependent; oxygen-dependent; with tracheostomy; chronically wheelchair-bound; require tube feedings; parenteral nutrition; or dialysis)

Pregnancy: Those that are pregnant along with family members 16 and older that live in the same household. (Note: The CDC and World Health Organization have advised that pregnancy puts women at higher risk of severe illness due to COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have not been studied in pregnant women, and women who are pregnant are encouraged to discuss this decision with their medical provider.)

The following information will be requested when an individual signs up for an appointment:



Date of birth


Primary language

Race/ethnicity (optional)

Phone Number

Email (optional)

Health Condition

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