Getting the vaccine at Meharry Medical College

Giving the vaccine

The Meharry vaccination clinic has first, second and booster doses of all three available vaccinations—Pfizer and Moderna (two doses and booster) and Johnson & Johnson, or J&J (one dose and booster).

Appointments aren’t necessary, but appreciated.

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
For an appointment, CLICK HERE or call 615.327.6348

 

 

Meharry is administering the vaccine to patients in our Meharry Medical Group clinics and to community members. To make an appointment, CLICK HERE or call 615.327.6348.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONSENT FORM for the COVID-19 vaccination. If you have the ability to download, print and complete the form, bringing it with you will save time on the day of your visit.

 

CLICK TO OPEN A PDF OF THE CAMPUS MAP for parking and vaccine clinic location.

From the CDC website for adults

Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots

  • People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
  • People 18 years and older should receive a booster shot at least 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

 

IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

 

When to get a booster:

At least 6 months after your second shot

 

Which booster should you get?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States

 

IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

You are eligible for a booster if you are:

18 years or older

 

When to get a booster:

At least 2 months after your shot

 

Which booster should you get?

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States

 

Choosing Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

 

IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Older adults age 65 years and older

People ages 65 years and older should get a booster shot. The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age and can also increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions.

 

Long-term care setting residents ages 18 years and older

Residents ages 18 years and older of long-term care settings should get a booster shot. Because residents in long-term care settings live closely together in group settings and are often older adults with underlying medical conditions, they are at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19.

 

People with underlying medical conditions ages 50–64 years

People ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should get a booster shot. The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age and can also increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions.

 

People with underlying medical conditions ages 18–49 years

People ages 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may get a booster shot based on their individual risks and benefits. The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 can increase for adults of any age with underlying medical conditions. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available.

 

People who work or live in high-risk settings ages 18–64 years

People ages 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may get a booster shot based on their individual risks and benefits. Adults who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) may be at increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19, which could be spreading where they work or reside. That risk can vary across settings and based on how much COVID-19 is spreading in a community. This recommendation may change in the future as more data become available.

 

Examples of workers who may get COVID-19 booster shots:

  • First responders (e.g., healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

 

IF YOU RECEIVED
J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

People ages 18 years and older who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months ago should get a booster shot. The J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has lower vaccine effectiveness over time compared to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna).

 

Your Vaccination Card and Booster Shots

At your first vaccination appointment, you should have received a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. Bring this vaccination card to your booster shot vaccination appointment.

 

If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination site where you got your first shot or your state health department to find out how you can get a card.