Nashville Enters New COVID-19 Vaccination Stages

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The Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper recently announced that the city would enter the 2a phase and 2b phase of the coronavirus vaccination process. The new stages make people aged 55 years or above eligible to get the vaccine shots, besides various employees in some industries, irrespective of their health conditions.

Nashville COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

The Nashville Mayor announced the news during the Nissan Stadium-based vaccination process held in March 2021’s third week. For your information, the stadium event saw over 10,000 individuals being vaccinated.

According to Tennessee’s online site about COVID-19, the groups that come under the 2a phase are those who work in the following.

  • Social services, which include child welfare organization staff
  • Commercial agriculture
  • Public transit
  • Corrections workers who were ineligible under previous phases
  • Commercial food manufacturing

The employees in the following categories come under the other vaccination phase.

  • Transportation, which includes package and postal delivery
  • Telecommunications
  • Public infrastructure
  • Utilities or energy

Cooper also feels that if people keep wearing facemasks, receiving vaccinations, and practicing social distancing, then there could be normalcy in Nashville in early summer. Over 220,000 vaccine dosages were administered in the city before the Nissan Stadium event.

As of the morning of March 22, 2021, the Metro Public Health Department of Nashville reported that the city has 1,985 COVID-19 patients.