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Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines are key to protecting you and others

Staying up to date on your vaccines and boosters is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others around you.

Millions of people around the world have had the vaccines. They have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization. 

The CDC has authorized vaccines as outlined below:

  • Vaccines are authorized for everyone ages 6 months and older. 
  • Additional doses are recommended for certain people who have conditions that weaken their immune system. This now includes children ages 5-11 with these conditions. If your child is eligible for an additional dose for this reason, please talk to your Vanderbilt provider or family pediatrician.
  • "Booster" doses are authorized for ages 12 and older. You should get a booster as soon as you can (5 months after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 2 months after the J&J shot). 
  • Second "booster" doses of one of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are now recommended for those over age 50 and 4 months after the first "booster." See the CDC's explanation of the new guidance. 

Schedule your vaccine with Vanderbilt Health

Vaccines are now readily available at many locations outside Vanderbilt, including pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS, retail clinics and other locations. You can also find other locations close to you at

Vanderbilt patients age 12 and older can schedule their vaccine through My Health at Vanderbilt, our secure patient portal (or the mobile app). We currently offer COVID-19 vaccines by appointment at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane. We don't offer the vaccine at our walk-in clinics or Vanderbilt pharmacies.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital's primary care clinics offer vaccines for children under 12 by appointment. If your child is in this age group and not a Vanderbilt patient, please talk to your pediatrician or use the Vaccines.Gov link below to find a vaccine near you. 

My Health at Vanderbilt Vaccines.Gov

What else you need to know:

  • Vaccines for ages 12 and older, including boosters, are being given by appointment at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane. The vaccination site is on the 3rd floor.
  • If you don't see an appointment that is convenient for you, check back, or use to find a vaccination at another location.
  • If you have an appointment for a booster, please bring your vaccination card with you. The timing of your booster in relation to your first 2 doses is important. If you have My Health at Vanderbilt, that information is also available in your mobile app. 
  • If you are eligible for a vaccine, 3rd dose or booster and you already have an appointment scheduled with a Vanderbilt primary care provider, you may ask to get the vaccine at that appointment.
  • Teens and adolescents younger than 18 must be with a parent or guardian.
  • We'll bill your insurance for a fee to help cover costs of giving you the shot. But you won't get a bill, even if you don't have insurance.
  • For those seeking a 3rd dose or booster of an mRNA vaccine: when available, it's recommended that you get the same brand that you got before (Pfizer or Moderna). However, both are not always available at an individual clinic. The CDC says that if the mRNA vaccine product given for the first 2 doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA vaccine may be given. 

What if I don't live in or near Nashville?

You can find COVID-19 vaccines through Tennessee county health departments, the Kentucky department of health website and on the Centers for Disease Control's website.

Updated June 21, 2022

    Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

    You can feel good about getting your COVID-19 vaccine by learning more. Here are some resources from Vanderbilt Health and other trusted experts.

    What to do after your COVID-19 vaccine

    After your first shot, we encourage you to register for V-safe.

    V-safe is a smartphone tool made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s for people who’ve gotten their COVID-19 vaccines. The tool is a great way to help us all learn more about the vaccine.

    How V-safe works:

    • It uses text messaging and web surveys to check how you’re doing after you get your shots.
    • You can use it to tell the CDC about any side effects you have after either shot. Based on what you say, they may call you back to learn more about what’s going on.
    • It can also send you reminders about your second vaccine dose.

    Learn more and sign up here.