Tennessee Department of Health offering COVID-19 booster vaccines starting Oct. 25
The Tennessee Department of Health will begin offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to certain populations, beginning Monday, Oct 25.
For those who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after they complete the initial series:
•65 years and older
•Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
•Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
•Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For those who are 18 years and older and received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster dose is recommended at two or more months after the initial vaccine.
Eligible people may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. More information on the CDC’s recommendation for a booster dose is available online by clicking here.
Local health departments across the state will be administering COVID-19 booster doses. Not all types of vaccine will be available at all sites. Check online at vaccines.gov to find a location is offering a preferred COVID-19 vaccine.
Information on appointment availability at local health departments can be found by clicking here here.
Appointments are encouraged but not required. Booster vaccines are also widely available from pharmacies, medical clinics, and other sites.