The move comes after the county saw a rise in the active number of COVID-19 cases in the region. According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Williamson County has more than 1,900 active cases, up from about 100 cases in late May. The health department had closed the center and moved operations to its Franklin clinic in early June.
“Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, we are moving testing and vaccine operations to an offsite location in order to accommodate more people,” Williamson County Health Department Director Cathy Montgomery said in a release. “We hope the residents of Williamson County will continue to take proactive measures to keep themselves and others safe.”
According to the TDH, Williamson County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the state, with nearly 54% of residents fully vaccinated. However, statewide, only 42% of residents are fully vaccinated.
Residents age 12 and older can receive a vaccine at the Ag Expo Center, located at 4215 Long Lane. No appointments are required, according to the WCHD.
Find more information about COVID-19 testing and vaccines here.