As Delta variant spreads, demand for COVID vaccines increases in Nashville – .

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As Delta variant spreads, demand for COVID vaccines increases in Nashville – .


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Places across middle Tennessee saw new demand for COVID-19 vaccines this week, with the Delta variant spreading statewide.
“So for me, I think, you know, they’ve definitely collected enough data for my peace of mind to agree,” said Patience Cohee, who received her first COVID vaccine at the site. drive-thru from Murfreesboro Pike.

This is one of the many vaccination sites that are seeing more people online for their first COVID vaccine.

“I feel a lot better,” said Christine Halliburton. She and her husband John said that in light of the Delta variant, they knew it was time. “The selection of variants really pushed us to go in and get it,” she said.

Now the demand for vaccines in Nashville has skyrocketed.

“This is something that we are happy to happen and we hope it will continue,” said Brian Todd, spokesperson for the Metro Public Health Department.

Vaccinations were up 46.5% in the past seven days from the previous four-week average in Davidson County.

“We’ve also seen almost four times as many cases of COVID in the past month, so hopefully people are paying attention,” Todd said.

But that doesn’t mean residents will see more mass vaccination events or locations.

“You know, with 50% of our population fully vaccinated, the likelihood of needing something like this is probably becoming less likely,” he said. “We are really in a very good place unlike where we were in January, February or March where we were supposed to open… the Music City Center.”

Todd said they will continue their pop-up events and drive-thru locations like the old Kmart.

“Whatever the reason and whatever the reason people show up to get them vaccinated, the higher the percentage of people vaccinated, the closer we will be to the end of this pandemic,” said Todd.

To find a vaccination site near you, visit Covid19.Nashville.gov or Vaccines.gov. Todd also said you can find the vaccine at most local pharmacies.

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