Health Department (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccination events are free and open to the public 12 years of age and older. No appointment is necessary. Multiple locations are available. Call the COVID-19 hotline at 423-209-8383 if you have any questions about the process.
To accelerate the vaccination process, print and complete the vaccine encounter form available under the “handouts” tab: vaccine.hamiltontn.gov.
Currently, no appointment is necessary at Health Department vaccination events. You may arrive at any time during event hours and get in line for the vaccine.
Moderna Booster shot at the CARTA Bus Barn
According to the CDC;
- If you are 18 years of age or older and completed the Moderna or Pfizer series, you can receive any booster 6 months after your second dose.
- If you are 18 years of age or older and received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you can get any booster 2 months after your initial dose.
Those eligible to receive a booster shot include:
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot
- People 50-64 years old with underlying medical conditions* should receive a booster shot
- People 18–49 years old with underlying medical conditions+ may receive a booster shot depending on their individual benefits and risks
- People 18-64 who are at increased risk for Covid-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting** may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks
Examples of underlying medical conditions*
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Diabetes, type 1 or type 2
- Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies)
- Obesity – BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2
- Pregnancy or recent pregnancy
- Smoking, current or former
Examples of occupational or institutional settings**
- Healthcare worker
- First Responder
- Grocery store worker
- Worker or resident in a congregate setting
- Other occupations that deal directly with the public
Lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card? To request a record of your immunization, please call the COVID-19 hotline at 423-209-8383.