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Metro Public Health Department will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as 5 starting Nov. 8

Nashville, TN – According to the health officials, the vaccine will be available at Nashville’s two drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites and community pop-up clinics starting Monday.

Children will also need to receive a second dose 21 days or more after their first shot. 

The Metro Public Health Department released the following statement:

“The CDC has approved the use of the vaccine which contains one-third the amount of active ingredient used in the vaccine for those 12 years old and up.

The vaccine also differs from the existing formulation that teens and adults have been getting in that it can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 10 weeks — making it easier for private medical offices and other locations to keep and administer the vaccine.”

Here are the locations and hours for the drive-thru sites, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, staring Nov. 8:

  • 2491 Murfreesboro Pike
  • 350 28th Avenue North (on the corner of 28th and Charlotte)

Metro Nashville Public Schools announced it would team up with Metro Health to host several free, drive-thru vaccination clinics for kids in the weeks to come.

They say that the clinics will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through early December. The sites also accept walk-up traffic.