Tennessee Dept. of Health to begin offering COVID-19 booster

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Gregory Raucoules, WATE-TV, Oct. 22, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to eligible populations next week.

Beginning Oct. 25, Tennesseans who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine who fall into the following groups are eligible for a booster shot six months or more after their second dose.

  • 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

A TDH release said those who are 18 and older and received a single-dose J&J vaccine are recommended to receive a booster dose two or more months after the initial vaccination.

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