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The covid vaccine is an mRNA vaccine which uses mRNA created in a lab to trigger an immune response.
There are three covid vaccines available in the US for adults aged 18 years or older. They are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccines. Children aged 6 months or older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. See below for the adult and pediatric vaccine schedules.
Learn more about the vaccines:
Tennessee Community Engaged Alliance Against COVID-19
TN Department of Health: COVID-19
Covid-19 Vaccines 101 Video: FAQ
Bivalent Boosters Are Now Available
The new covid-19 booster vaccine is bivalent, which means it protects against the original strain of the Covid-19 virus as well as the highly contagious Omicron strains. The new booster is available for all individuals 12 years or older who have received the full primary series of the covid vaccine. You can get the new vaccine two months after finishing the primary series.
The bivalent booster is recommended for
Anyone 12 years or older who have received the primary series of the vaccine, regardless of if they received the first booster.
Read the Center for Disease Control guidelines for updated boosters here.
When and Where can I get a vaccine?
Vaccines are available at most major pharmacies in Tennessee, as well as clinics and health departments. For a list pharmacies, clinics and health departments near you that administer vaccines, visit
Click your county for updated information on where to get the vaccine:
For questions and answers on vaccines, visit:
Tennessee Department of Health Vaccine FAQ
Statement on Covid Vaccine from Fiqh Council of North America