MTSU Nursing begins administering Moderna vaccine to community

Feb 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm by WGNS


The MTSU School of Nursing gave eligible Rutherford County residents COVID Vaccinations on Thursday (2/25/21). The vaccine injections were given by nursing students and faculty with the nursing program.

Rutherford County is now vaccinating individuals in the 1a1, 1a2, and 1b risk phases as well as individuals ages 65 and older. 

The Moderna vaccine was administered during a small two and a half hour window on the MTSU Campus, which ended just after the start of the lunch hour at 12:30.

A total of 100 residents were signed up to receive the vaccine at MTSU in what was labeled a “Soft Rollout.” The shots were given through a partnership with the Rutherford County Health Department.

Evidently, a second round of vaccines will be administered on Saturday and again next Thursday, but residents need to know in advance, that all vaccines are by appointment only.