Oct 13, 2021 - COVID
Nashville pushes Thanksgiving vaccine deadlines
An illustration of a vaccine to do.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Metro Public Health Department is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in time to celebrate.

The details: If you're getting your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you need to do so by Thursday in order to be fully protected in time for Turkey Day, Nov. 25.

  • Pfizer recipients must get their first dose by Oct. 21.
  • The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a Nov. 11 deadline.

By the numbers: 56.6% of Nashvillians were fully vaccinated as of Monday.

  • The seven-day test positivity rate fell to 9.3%, the first time it's been below 10% since July.

What they're saying: Health Director Gill Wright says it's too soon to tell if improving testing and infection numbers would keep the city from experiencing a post-holiday surge.

  • "We hope that it's a good thing," Wright tells Axios. "Time will tell."
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