COVID-19 Update: Active Cases, Hospitalizations Continue to Drop

A health care worker administers COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination event in March

The Metro Public Health Department has begun offering COVID-19 booster shots to eligible recipients at its two drive-thru assessment centers and pop-up locations.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in recent weeks. For those who received Pfizer and Moderna, eligible for a booster are seniors ages 65 years and older and individuals 18 years and older who have underlying health conditions or who live or work in certain high-risk settings. 

The agency also approved boosters for anyone 18 years and older who was vaccinated via the Johnson & Johnson shot two or more months ago, and opened up the ability to receive a booster from a different vaccine brand than a person’s original dose. 

Nashville’s health department will offer free booster shots from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson at its two drive-thru facilities located at the former Kmart on Murfreesboro Pike and at the intersection of 28th Avenue and Charlotte Avenue.

They also offer pop-up locations across the city, this week setting up shop at Gra-Mar Middle Prep, East Nashville Farmers Market, Plaza Mariachi and the Hunters Community Market for testing and vaccination. 

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