Vaccination on MTSU Campus


Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer

Middle Tennessee State University now has two places where the community, staff and students can receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Individuals can go to the Cason-Kennedy nursing building and the Rec Center Lobby.

MTSU Murphy Center secretary Andrea Sakoff, left, is checked in by Vinny Black, right, health educator in Health Services, and student Summer Burgess, a contact tracer for Health Services, at the COVID-19 campus vaccine clinic this week in the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

According to MTSU, Rutherford County Residents who meet the current state requirements for immunizations can schedule an appointment for Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eligibility screenings and protocols will follow the health department’s requirements. 

Starting Monday, individuals in phase 1a1, 1a2, 1b, 1c and those over 65 will be available to receive the vaccine.

MTSU Health Services nurse practitioner Kendra Todd, left, administers the Moderna vaccine to Vickie Bailey, who worked in Health Services 25 years before retiring. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Beginning on March 3, MTSU Health Services will also be a vaccination spot on campus for faculty, staff, students and retirees. Vaccinations will take place each weekday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by appointment only. 

For more information, visit Rutherford County Health Department’s website for COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations. Eligible individuals can request an appointment by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 615-898-7997 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. 

If you meet the current phase criteria, you can make appointments at the Rec Center. Visit Tennessee State Department of Health’s website for more statewide information.

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