Nashville COVID-19 test, vaccine site on 28th Ave North closes
Nashville COVID-19 test, vaccine site on 28th Ave North closes

Nashville COVID-19 test, vaccine site on 28th Ave North closes

Nashville will close one of its two drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites next week, as demand declines, officials said Wednesday.

The site at 350 28th Avenue North is set to close at 6 p.m. 1 p.m., April 29, said a press release from the Nashville Office of Emergency Management.

It is one of two locations operated by Meharry Medical College. The site at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike will continue to operate from 6 p.m. 7 to 13 Monday to Friday, weather permitting.

Both vaccines and tests are free and do not require an agreement or proof of residence in Davidson County. Walk-up traffic is also welcome.

The Metro Nashville Public Health Department will also continue to host pop-up vaccination and testing sites throughout the week. A complete calendar can be found at teamup.com/ks48yq728y9por8a6q.

Further information on COVID-19 can also be found at asafenashville.org. Additional resources are available at covid.gov. Pharmacies, health clinics and medical providers can also offer COVID-19 vaccines and tests, including over-the-counter rapid testing. You can call in advance to find out what is available.

A worker collects information from people while sitting in their cars at the 28th Avenue North COVID-19 test and vaccination site on January 3rd.

Officials monitor ‘moderate increase’ in COVID-19 cases; demand is falling

The two drive-thru sites together provided 600 COVID-19 tests and 50 vaccinations a day in late January, OEM said. This rate has since dropped to less than 100 tests and about 10 vaccinations a day.

“Offering free testing and vaccination to our community has been an important part of our mission to keep Nashville healthy and safe throughout the pandemic,” said Dr. Gill Wright, Nashville’s health director, in the announcement.


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