COVID-19 Vaccination


Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and reduce the spread of the COVID virus and help prevent new variants from emerging. To date, more than 500 million doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the United States. 

Maury Regional Health offers primary series COVID vaccines to individuals ages 5 and older. In addition, Maury Regional Health offers booster doses to adults who are eligible for boosters of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Click here for locations and availability of vaccines and boosters through Maury Regional Health.

On December 16, 2021, the CDC recommended Pfizer and Moderna should be considered the preferred vaccines, citing increasing evidence of a rare blood clot disorder associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The risk was greatest among women aged 30-49, estimated at 1 in 100,000. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not being removed from the market; however, it is recommended that you consult with your medical provider prior to having this vaccine administered. Learn more here.


QUICK LINKS

Vaccination Locations

Vaccination for Children and Adolescents

Booster Dose Information

Immunocompromised Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Fact Sheets


recent updates

Vaccination for children ages 5-11

For detailed information about vaccination of children and adolescents, including the newly approved vaccine recommendation for ages 5-11, click here.

RECOMMENDATIONS ON Initial COVID VACCINE BOOSTERs

Booster shots are available for those age 18 and older who have taken any of the three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines  depending upon when an individual received their last dose of the initial series. Boosters of the Pfizer vaccine are also available for individuals age 12-17.

Moderna: The CDC recommends booster shots for everyone age 18 and older who completed the primary Moderna vaccination series at least five months ago.

Pfizer-BioNTech: The CDC recommends boosters of the Pfizer vaccine for everyone age 12 and older who completed the primary Pfizer vaccination series at least five months ago.

Johnson & Johnson: The CDC recommends boosters of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those who are 18 and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago. A max of two doses may be administered.

Separately and in addition, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID vaccine.

Individuals age 18 and older who are eligible for a booster dose may choose which vaccine they want to receive as a booster dose. The Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID vaccine authorized for those under age 18.

Individuals are encouraged to consult with their primary care physician regarding individual risk and benefit of receiving a booster. Those who elect to receive a booster based on the current recommendations should bring their vaccination record card showing dates of prior doses and manufacturer information to the vaccine location. 

Learn more about the latest CDC recommendations on boosters here.

Booster doses By age and manufacturer
for people not moderately or severely immunocompromised

Pfizer or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series

  • Children ages 11 years and younger: Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are not authorized for use as a booster dose in this age group.
  • Adolescents ages 12–17 years: A single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the second primary series dose, for a total of 3 doses.
  • Adults ages 18–49 years: A single booster dose is recommended at least 5 months after the second primary series dose, for a total of 3 doses. mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccines are preferred for the booster dose.
  • Adults ages 50 years and older: A booster dose is recommended at least 5 months after the second primary series dose, for a total of 3 doses. mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccines are preferred for the first booster dose. A second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster dose, for a total of 4 doses.

Janssen COVID-19 primary series

  • Adults ages 18–49 years: A first booster dose is recommended at least 2 months after the single primary series dose, for a total of 2 doses. mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccines are preferred for the first booster dose. In addition, people who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and first booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose, for a total of 3 doses.
  • Adults ages 50 years and older: A booster dose is recommended at least 2 months after the single primary series dose for a total of 2 doses. mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster dose. A second mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose, for a total of 3 doses.

For more detail, see CDC Recommendations.

third vaccine doses for immunocompromised individuals

An additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are recommended for those who are fully vaccinated and are immunocompromised, such as solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise. The recommendation for a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna for immunocompromised individuals is as follows:

  • Applies only to individuals who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This does not include those who received the Janssen vaccine.
  • Includes ages 5 and older for Pfizer and 18 and older for Moderna. 
  • It is recommended that the third dose be from the same vaccine manufacturer as the individual initially received; however, if the same vaccine is not available, the third dose could be either Pfizer or Moderna.
  • The third dose is recommended to occur at least 28 days after initial completion of the original two-dose series.

The term immunosuppressed is defined as:

  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Receipt of solid-organ or recent hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Severe primary immunodeficiency disorder
  • Advanced or untreated HIV
  • Active treatment with corticosteroids (20 mg/day or higher), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, TNF blockers, and other biologics that are immunosuppressive
  • Considerations for other medical conditions such as asplenia

Patients who are not certain whether they qualify for a third dose vaccine based on the criteria stated above should contact their physician for guidance.


vaccination by maury regional health

Maury Regional Health offers COVID-19 vaccination to individuals ages 5 and older as well as booster doses for those eligible. If you have questions about vaccination, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website for information about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

COLUMBIA | walk-in vaccines (ages 12+)

The Maury Regional Health vaccine clinic is located inside Maury Regional Medical Center at 1224 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia. Those ages 12 and older seeking COVID vaccination or booster doses should enter the main lobby of the medical center and will be directed to the Outpatient Pharmacy.

NEW HOURS:

The Maury Regional COVID Vaccine Clinic is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Vaccination is offered at no charge; however, please bring your insurance card (if applicable) as insurance benefits may be processed for administration fees.

Vaccines and boosters currently available from Maury Regional Health are Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (may vary based on supply). 

Click here for directions to our vaccine clinic.

COLUMBIA | WALK-IN VACCINES (AGES 5–11)

Maury Regional Medical Group (MRMG) Primary Care & Pediatrics offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 and older. Vaccinations are offered on a walk-in basis during regular hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The practice is located at 1222 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 108, in Columbia. For more information about adolescent vaccination, click here.

MOBILE UNIT | VACCINE EVENTS

Maury Regional Health is committed to increasing vaccination rates and offers a convenient option to organizations and businesses for their members or employees. If you have 10 or more individuals interested in being vaccinated while at your facility, please complete our quick online request form by clicking here and a representative will contact you. 

Vaccines and boosters administered by Mobile Unit are Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (may vary based on supply).


ADDITIONAL vaccine LOCATIONS

Vaccines are also available from many major retail pharmacy locations. In addition, most health departments in Tennessee offer COVID-19 vaccination on a walk-in basis.

The Maury County Health Department, located at 1909 Hampshire Pike in Columbia, offers drive-through vaccination with Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available. Hours at this location are:

Monday–Thursday: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

Learn more about vaccination opportunities from health departments in your area here. 


About the vaccines

There are three COVID vaccines currently available in the United States - Pfizer/BioN Tech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). In addition to primary series vaccination, booster doses are now authorized for certain individuals. See section above for booster information.

For information about each vaccine, including fact sheets, select the appropriate manufacturer:

Moderna Fact Sheet (ages 18 and older)

 

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Fact Sheet (ages 18 and older)

On December 16, 2021, the CDC recommended Pfizer and Moderna should be considered the preferred vaccines, citing increasing evidence of a rare blood clot disorder associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The risk was greatest among women aged 30-49, estimated at 1 in 100,000. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not being removed from the market; however, it is recommended that you consult with your medical provider prior to having this vaccine administered. Learn more here.
 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.