June 9, 2023

COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters available for certain populations

Recently, a second COVID-19 bivalent booster became available for certain populations at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. If you are 65+ and have had 1 bivalent vaccine at least 4 months ago OR you are immunocompromised and have had 1 bivalent vaccine at least 2 months ago, you are eligible for a second COVID-19 bivalent vaccine.

Because COVID-19 rates are declining in Middle Tennessee, VUMC experts recommend that most people 65 and older wait for their booster until the fall when rates of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, may rise.  However, you may consider getting your second COVID-19 bivalent vaccine sooner than the fall if you are planning on traveling internationally, undergoing major surgery, or if recommended by your healthcare provider. Visit our website for more information on the COVID-19 bivalent booster.

Department Website:  https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/covid-19/vumc-employee-covid-19-vaccine-information

Contact person/phone number: Occupational Health Clinic 615-936-0955