Tenn. Dept. of Health begins offering COVID-19 booster shots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Following CDC approval for additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, the Tennessee Department of Health is set to begin offering booster shots.

On Monday, Oct. 25, local health departments in Tennessee will begin offering booster shots to eligible populations.

People who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be eligible for their booster six months after their last shot as long as they are:


For recipients of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson, a booster dose is recommended two or more months following the original dose of the vaccine.

Not all vaccine types will be available at local health departments, so be sure to check here to find out where to go.

More information including lists of underlying medical conditions, high-risk living situations and more can be found here.

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