Hamilton County Health Department to Begin Moderna Booster Shots

By Appointment Only

HAMILTON COUNTY, TN – The Hamilton County Health Department will begin administering the Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to eligible persons by appointment only at the Carta Bus Barn beginning Tuesday, October 26th.  The CARTA Bus Barn, located at 1617 Wilcox Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37406, will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.

“We are continuing to follow state and federal guidance regarding booster administration and are excited to begin administering Moderna booster shots to those who qualify,” says Hamilton County Health Department Interim Administrator Sabrina Novak. “It has also been determined that ‘mixing and matching’ vaccine brands is approved. If you have questions about the new booster guidelines, please call our COVID-19 hotline at 423-209-8383.”

Moderna, Pfizer and J+J COVID-19 vaccines have received approval to ‘mix and match.’  This means individuals can choose which COVID-19 vaccine they want for their booster shots, despite having received their primary series from a different vaccine manufacturer.

The Hamilton County Health Department’s online appointment system and appointment call centers are now open. To make an appointment online, visit vaccine.hamiltontn.gov and click on the “Booster Appointment” tab.

For those who do not have access to the internet and want to make an appointment over the phone, a call center is available Monday through Friday from 8:00AM-4:00PM at 423-209-5398 (English) and 423-209-8383 (Spanish).

For Moderna booster eligibility, please visit our website at vaccine.hamiltontn.gov and click on “COVID-19 Booster Eligibility.” Moderna booster shots are for individuals 18 years of age or older who finished their primary series after six months.

The Health Department will be administering Moderna booster shots only at the Carta Bus Barn and will not be administering 1st, 2nd or 3rd doses.

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