Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-10-22 03:41:30 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the eligibility of the COVID-19 booster shot to include Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for certain people.
The CDC also allows people to combine booster shots.
The Metro Nashville Public Health Service said it would soon begin distributing new boosters, following the CDC’s instructions. Currently, Metro does not use the Moderna vaccine and only distributes Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at vaccination clinics and drive-through sites.
However, with the new mix-and-match booster approval, those who received a Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine earlier this year may be required to come to the vaccine clinic and obtain the Pfizer vaccine as a booster.
The latest CDC approval requires people over the age of 65 who have received Moderna’s double-dose regimen to receive booster shots at least 6 months after the first series. People over the age of 18 are also eligible if they have an underlying health condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19, or if they work or live in a high-risk environment.
People over the age of 18 who have been vaccinated once with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can receive a booster two months after the first vaccination. Since its launch this year, 15 million Americans have received Johnson and Johnson shots.
More than 280,000 Tennessees have already been vaccinated with the COVID-19 booster vaccine, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
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