COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination is available to individuals ages 12 and older. As of mid-October, more than 400 million doses have been administered in the United States. 

recent updates


On September 24, the CDC issued recommendations for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for certain individuals who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months prior. The CDC recommendations are as follows:

  • People 65 years and older and/or residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Learn more here.

fda grants approval to pfizer vaccine for ages 16 and older

On August 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for prevention of disease in individuals 16 and older. The vaccine continues to be available for those ages 12 to 15 under the emergency use authorization and for administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. The approved vaccine — now known as Comirnaty — contains messenger RNA (mRNA) that helps the body mimic proteins found in the virus that causes COVID-19. This helps the recipient's immune system defend against the virus when it is encountered. The Comirnaty vaccine has the same formulation as the EUA vaccine and is administered in two doses, given three weeks apart. Learn more here.

third vaccine dose for immunocompromised 

On August 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of an additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines 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 following day, the CDC advisory committee voted in favor of the recommendation for a third dose for immunocompromised individuals. Key points to note about this recommendation include:

  • The recommendation for a third dose applies only to individuals who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This does not include those who received the Janssen vaccine.
  • The recommendation includes ages 12 and older for Pfizer and 18 and older for Moderna. 
  • The recommendation is 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 Moderna or Pfizer.
  • A 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 at no charge. 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

Walk-in vaccination for ages 12 and older is available at the Maury Regional Medical Plaza, located at 854 W. James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia. Please note that the vaccine clinic is now located in Suite 104 on the building's first floor.

Vaccines are available on the dates shown below. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 19
Thursday, October 21
Tuesday, October 26
Thursday, October 28
Vaccines Administered: Pfizer and Moderna (may vary based on supply) 

If you have questions about vaccination with Maury Regional Health in Columbia, please email or call 931.490.4624.


Maury Regional Health is committed to increasing vaccination rates and now 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. 

The Mobile Unit will be at the following locations to provide COVID vaccination to the community:

Wednesday, October 20
10 AM - 4 PM
Jackson Heights Church of Christ
1200 Nashville Highway
Columbia, TN 38401
Friday, October 22
9 AM - 12 PM
Maury County Park (Baker Building)
1018 Maury County Park Drive
Columbia, TN 38401
Saturday, October 23
7 AM - 9 AM
Riverwalk Park
102 Riverside Drive
Columbia, TN 38401
Thursday, October 28
1 PM - 4 PM
Mt. Pleasant Health & Rehabilitation Center
904 Hidden Acres Drive
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
Vaccines Administered: Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson


Vaccines are now 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

Pfizer/BioN Tech and Moderna have two-dose vaccines that received emergency use authorization (EUA) in December 2020. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine received approval on August 23, 2021 for use in ages 16 and older. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is a single-dose vaccine that received emergency use authorization (EUA) in February 2021. For information about this vaccine, select the link below:

Moderna Fact Sheet UPDATED 08/21

Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) Fact Sheet UPDATED 09/24

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Fact Sheet - UPDATED 08/21

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