Rutherford County Health Department Offering Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Oct 26, 2021 at 09:58 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—The Rutherford County Health Department (RCHD) is now offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to certain populations.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after they complete the initial series:

• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For individuals 18 years and older who received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster dose is recommended at two or more months after the initial vaccine.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.  More information on the CDC’s recommendation for a booster dose is available online at

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The Rutherford County Health Department (RCHD) will offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the former State Farm Operations Center located at 2500 Memorial Boulevard.


RCHD is a Pfizer site and only has Pfizer vaccine available. Individuals are encouraged to check to find a location that is offering their preferred COVID-19 vaccine.  Information on appointment availability at local health departments can be found at  Appointments are encouraged but not required.   Booster vaccines are also widely available from pharmacies, medical clinics, and other sites. 

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