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.
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2nd Boosters Are Now Available
The 1st covid booster vaccine is available for all individuals 5 years or older who have received the full series of the covid vaccine. The booster vaccine is a dose of the covid vaccine and that helps the longevity of the vaccine, and protects against new variants of Covid-19.
A first booster is recommended for
Children 5 - 11 years old
A second booster is now recommended for:
Adults aged 50 years or older
Individuals 12 years or older who are moderately or severely Immunocompromised
Individuals who have received the Johnson and Johnson's Janssen vaccine and one additional booster.
See below for the Covid-19 booster schedule:
Read the Center for Disease Control guidelines for 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
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