Tennessee Dept. of Health offering COVID-19 booster shots
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health is set to begin administering COVID-19 booster shots this week to certain populations.
TDH says anyone who has received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago and follows the criteria below is eligible for a booster shot:
- 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
If you are 18 or older and received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster dose is recommended at least two months after the initial vaccine, according to TDH.
You are also able to choose which vaccine you want to receive as your booster dose.
TDH says health departments across the state will begin administering the shots starting Monday, October 25. Not all types of vaccines are guaranteed at all sites.
Some sites in Shelby County include:
- Pipkin Building | 940 Early Maxwell Boulevard
- Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Whitehaven Vaccination Site | 1234 Finley Road
- Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Shelby County Health Department Immunization Clinic | 814 Jefferson Avenue
- Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Germantown Baptist Church | 9450 Poplar Ave.
- Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit vaccines.gov to find additional locations administering booster shots.
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