COVID-19 Vaccination

 

COVID-19 vaccination is being offered by Maury Regional Health in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health using state and federal guidelines based on age and phase eligibility. 

vaccination by maury regional health

Maury Regional Health offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment to those who meet current phases (currently age 65 and older, Phases 1a1, 1a2, and 1B) outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health based on age and risk-category. Vaccination appointments are made available based on supply. In order to register for an appointment, you will need to complete a form with the required information. Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive confirmation of your appointment to the email address provided. 

If you meet a current phase for vaccination, please select a date below to view available appointment times and location information.

Please check this page and our Facebook page frequently for updates regarding upcoming vaccination clinics. New dates will be added as they become available and fill quickly.


COLUMBIA

Maury Regional Medical Center offers vaccination events by appointment in Columbia as supplies become available. New dates will be added when available.

monday, february 22 (closed)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (closed)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (closed)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (CLOSED)

If you need to cancel an existing appointment with Maury Regional Health in Columbia, please email COVIDVaccine@MauryRegional.com


SPRING HILL

Maury Regional Medical Group Primary Care in Spring Hill offers vaccination events by appointment. New dates will be added when available.

wednesday, February 24 (closed)
thursday, february 25 (Closed)

LEWISBURG

Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. New dates will be added when available.

Thursday, february 25 (Closed)
TUeSDAY, mARch 2 (CLOSED)
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
TUESDAY, MARCH 16

WAYNESBORO

Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. New dates will be added when available.

Thursday, february 25 (CLOSED)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (closed)
MONDAY, MARCH 1 (CLOSED)

HOHENWALD

Lewis Health Center in Hohenwald offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. Click on an available date to register.

thursday, february 25 (CLOSED)
friday, march 5 (CLOSED)

county health department VACCINATION INFORMATION

Health departments in Tennessee offer an online tool enabling community members to request a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Learn more about requesting a vaccination appointment through a county health department by clicking here. Only those who are in these current phases or age groups may submit a request for vaccination and those not meeting the criteria will not receive an appointment. Different counties may advance through the vaccination phases differently, based on local demand and availability. Current information on which phases are eligible for vaccination in Maury, Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall and Wayne counties may be found here

Click Here to Request a Vaccine from Your Local Health Department

If you need further assistance, contact the Tennessee Department of Health South Central Regional Hotline at 931.490.8312.


INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE for week of February 15, 2021

In an effort to vaccinate our residents as quickly as possible, Maury Regional Health and the Maury County Health Department have both been operating vaccination events at Columbia State Community College. Due to inclement weather, both entities had to cancel vaccinations scheduled for the week of February 15-19. If you were scheduled for one of these events, please see below:

MAURY REGIONAL HEALTH

Second-dose Pfizer vaccinations for Tuesday, February 16, and Thursday, February 18, between 8 AM-noon were cancelled. Individuals who were unable to attend the rescheduled vaccination event on February 20 should contact us at one of the methods below to receive additional information: 

MAURY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT / STATE OF TENNESSEE

  • Vaccination events on February 16, 17, 18 and 19 were cancelled by the Maury County Health Department due to inclement weather.
  • The Maury County Health Department/State of TN is in the process of contacting the individuals scheduled for these cancelled events and will reschedule them for a future date.
  • Please note that those scheduled for afternoon vaccination on February 16 and February 18 were scheduled by the Maury County Health Department and not Maury Regional Health (MRH); therefore, MRH is not able to reschedule your appointment.

Maury Regional Health and the Maury County Health Department appreciate your understanding in the face of this week’s winter storm.


learn more about the covid-19 vaccine


What vaccines are currently being administered?

Both Pfizer/BioN Tech and Moderna have two-dose vaccines that received emergency use authorization (EUA) in December. They have been shipped throughout the U.S. in limited quantities and are currently being administered to specific groups using a phased approach. For detailed information on each, select the link below:

Moderna Fact Sheet
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Spanish

Pfizer-BioNTech Fact Sheet
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Spanish

Who is eligible for a vaccination?

The vaccine is offered in a structured phased strategy defined by the Tennessee Department of Health and CDC. For more information on which groups are currently being vaccinated, click here to be directed to the Tennessee Department of Health website. Note that different counties may advance through the vaccination phases differently, based on local demand and availability. To learn which phase your county is in currently, click here.

How is the vaccine administered?

Both vaccines require two doses for full protection. Individuals receiving the Pfizer vaccine would receive the second dose 21 days after the first dose. Those receiving Moderna would return 28 days later for the second dose. The doses are administered via injection in the muscle of the upper arm, much like flu vaccination. You will be required to remain for observation for 15 minutes following your injection.

Are these vaccines safe?

Medication safety and efficacy is reviewed by the FDA prior to EUA. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have shown to be safe and effective, preventing >90% of COVID-19 cases. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provided an independent review of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy before recommending it to the FDA for use.    

What are the side effects?

Studies indicated that a small percentage of people who received the two-dose vaccine had short-lived fatigue and headache. Chills, muscle aches and pain at the injection site were other minor symptoms. Rare allergic reactions have been reported in individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions to other drugs/foods/vaccines.

why is a two-dose vaccine required?

Although protection from a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination begins about 10 days after the initial dose of the vaccine, a second dose of the vaccine is needed to develop an immune response that will last. An individual is at risk of contracting a COVID-19 infection in the interim between vaccine administration and the development of immunity, so it is important that preventative measures (social distancing, masking, etc.) be continued after vaccination.

I have had COVID-19 in the past. Should I consider taking this vaccine?

Yes, you should consider vaccination. However, if you are currently infected with COVID-19, you should wait to get vaccinated until after your illness has resolved and you have met the criteria to discontinue isolation.
 

I HAVE HAD monoclonal antibody treatment. SHOULD I CONSIDER TAKING THIS VACCINE?

Yes, but you must wait 90 days post monoclonal antibody treatment. You must also wait 90 days if you have had convalescent plasma treatment.
 

DO THE vaccine SIDE EFFECTS DIFFER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD COVID-19?

Individuals who have had COVID-19 may experience fever, fatigue and body aches after vaccination. 

What should I do after receiving the vaccine?

It is recommended that those receiving the vaccine should monitor for any symptoms following vaccination. It is normal to feel slightly fatigued, particularly after the second dose, as your body’s immune response is triggered. However, if you experience symptoms such as low-grade fever, loss of taste and smell, cough, etc., it is likely that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 either before the vaccine was administered or before it resulted in immunity. It is recommended that you monitor your symptoms at home. If symptoms persist after 24 hours, you should contact your physician or visit an urgent care or emergency department depending upon the severity of your condition.


Why have some people tested positive for COVID-19 after their initial vaccine dose?

Because the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain live virus, it is not possible to contract COVID-19 from the vaccine; however, we must keep in mind that an individual could have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to taking the vaccination or before vaccine immunity takes affect (7-10 days after vaccination) and, therefore, could begin experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 after taking the vaccine.


Is there anyone who should NOT be vaccinated?

We encourage you to discuss vaccination with your primary care provider; however, a small number of individuals have experienced experienced allergic reactions. Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommend that individuals with severe drug/food allergy history (e.g. anaphylactic, use of epi pens) should consider deferring vaccination until more data is available. See next two questions regarding pregnant and lactating individuals and those treated with monoclonal antibody or convalescent plasma.


If I am pregnant, should I take the vaccine?

At this time, there is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women because the clinical trials did not include patients who were pregnant. However, there is no prohibition on vaccination for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and vaccine may be offered to women who otherwise would be in a category to vaccinate. Pregnant women who meet criteria for vaccination should consult with their OB-GYN prior to vaccination.
 

Should those treated with monoclonal antibody infusion or convalescent plasma be vaccinated?

Currently, there are no data on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in those who received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma. Based on the estimated half-life of such therapies as well as evidence suggesting that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection, it is recommended that vaccination be deferred for at least 90 days, as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available, to avoid potential interference of the antibody therapy with vaccine-induced immune responses.
 

Should i take the COVID-19 vaccine if i recently recieved another vaccination?

If you received another vaccination such as flu, pneumonia or shingles, it is recommended that you wait 14 days before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Does the vaccine contain live virus?

No. These are the first vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. This technology uses the cells of one’s own body to boost an immune response toward a protein found on the virus cell wall. Antibodies toward this “spike protein” will then disable the SARS-CoV-2 virus if exposed in the future. This means that the vaccines are not produced using live virus; therefore, you cannot be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the vaccination. In contrast, an example of a LIVE vaccine is the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine.


Should the speed in which this vaccine was developed be a concern?

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were able to be developed quickly due to scientists studying the SARS1 and MERS outbreaks, new techniques and early isolation of SARS-CoV-2. SARS1 occurred in 2002 and vaccine development was started at that time. SARS1 and COVID-19 structures are more than 70% identical. MERS occurred around 2012 and provided more information on vaccine development. MERS and COVID-19 structures are approximately 50% identical. As such, new vaccine development techniques were discovered prior to the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Scientists isolated SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020, allowing structure analysis to begin.


For additional information, visit the CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination page. To learn more about Tennessee Department of Health vaccination, click here.