Hamilton County Health Department offers free booster dose, encourages vaccination

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Nurse Carla Upchurch administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Tennessee Riverpark on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The Hamilton County Health Department continues to administer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Tennessee Riverpark location.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 11, the Hamilton County Health Department will no longer require appointments for the Pfizer booster doses offered at its distribution locations, according to a news release. Hamilton County residents can stop by the Tennessee Riverpark, Sequoyah or Birchwood locations during business hours to receive the free dose.

In addition, the county health department will continue to administer first and second dose COVID-19 vaccinations to residents age 12 and up without an appointment.

(READ MORE: Demand for third COVID-19 doses, booster shots is decreasing in Hamilton County)

Hamilton County Health Department vaccination locations and time slots:

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

- Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, Tenn., 37402, 9 a.m. t0 6 p.m.

- Sequoyah Health Center, 9527 W Ridge Trail Road, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., 37379, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.