NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Now that booster shots have been cleared by the Center for Disease Control, Metro Health said they’ll likely start administering Johnson & Johnson booster shoots starting on Monday.
Metro Health officials have already been providing the Pfizer shot but this new recommendation now covers J&J and Moderna. With the approval of the recommendation, the following people can receive the Johnson & Johnson booster six months after their last shot:
This booster is considered a half dose compared to the first two Moderna shots. J&J boosters are for anyone age 18 or older and are the same dosage as the first single shot.
Dr. Alex Jahangir, chair of the Nashville Coronavirus Task Force, said these latest recommendations potentially mean more people are going to have access to the follow-up shot and more flexibility in choosing which one they want.
This announcement comes as FDA advisors have recommended a mix and match approach to booster shots. Dr. Jahangir also said that while vaccines are effective, immunity wanes after a while, so these boosters are needed.
“If the science demonstrates that this may need to be an annual booster, then that is what I will do,” Dr. Jahangir explained. “If the science shows three shots and we are done, great. I would love not to get another shot.”
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - CDC advisers are taking the next steps to get more boosters to people in our community. In unanimous votes, they said p…
Metro Health only administers Pfizer and J&J shots because that is what they’ve been provided. Moderna is typically available at pharmacies, grocery stores, and walk-in clinics, such as Publix and CVS Pharmacies here in Nashville. To find locations where all three vaccines are offered, click here.