Hamilton County to distribute COVID-19 vaccine boosters to those eligible for second dose

File-File photo shows a 87-year-old man getting his booster shot at the vaccination center in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. A-60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against Covid-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)

The Hamilton County Health Department will administer a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to individuals who are eligible.

According to a news release, Hamilton County residents who are 50 and older or individuals who are immuno-compromised may receive a second mRNA booster at all area health clinics. A second dose must be received at least four months after a first dose, the health department said.

Additionally, those that received a primary dose and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine may now receive a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, the release stated.

Residents can call 423-209-8383 or visit health.hamiltontn.gov for more information.

- Compiled by Kiara Green