Same Day COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Patients

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, everyone ages 16 and older in Tennessee is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is continuing to operate mass vaccination sites on the main campus at Light Hall and at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

Patients can schedule a vaccine appointment through My Health at Vanderbilt, or if
they are not yet vaccinated and have clinic visits in in MCE, TVC, DOT or OHO, they can get vaccinated on a walk-in basis.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Walk-in vaccine appointments are available for patients with visits. Clinicians can send their patients to the COVID vaccination sites located on the 2nd floor of Light Hall or on the 3rd floor of OHO.
  • Patients may have questions about the vaccines. As a reminder, here is the link to our COVID-19 website and Commonly Asked Questions answered by Vanderbilt Health experts.
  • The time this will take varies. Wait times are usually short – 10-20 minutes – and patients need to wait 15 minutes after their shots for observation.
  • Pfizer vaccine is being given at these locations. Each person vaccinated will need a second shot 21 days later and will have to come back to the same location. So that will need to be considered.
  • If it isn’t convenient for patients on the day of their clinic visit, encourage them to go to My Health at Vanderbilt or call 888-312-0847 to schedule at a time that works for them.
  • Because of the 2nd shot, if patients live too far away for either of these sites to be a convenient option, point them to to find a vaccine closer to home.

As a health care leader in the community, we ask our workforce to please encourage the public to get vaccinated and let them know their options. Thank you for helping us get our patients vaccinated quickly!