COVID-19 vaccines and policies
Here's what you need to know about our COVID-19 policies and vaccines.
Starting April 18, 2022, here are our latest policies:
- All Veterans and visitors must wear a mask while inside our facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Veterans who refuse to wear a mask will need to contact their health care team to arrange a virtual appointment.
- Veterans may enter from any public entrance. We are no longer screening Veterans and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19.
- Veterans can bring one visitor of any age to their appointment. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times. With the exception of CLC and mental health, inpatients who are not COVID-positive can have one visitor between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. CLC and mental health visitation is managed by a national policy.
We are offering COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, their spouses, and caregivers. At TVHS, we have the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and bivalent Moderna COVID-19 booster shot. Please call 615-225-3600 to schedule an appointment for your vaccine.
For COVID-19 booster shots, here's what you need to know:
- Anyone over the age of 12 may get the bivalent booster shot. If you're immunocompromised, talk with your provider first.
- You can get an updated (bivalent) booster shot at least 2 months after completing your COVID-19 primary vaccination series or receiving your last booster.
To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
Commonly asked questions
Where do I go for my COVID-19 vaccine?
First, please make sure you've called and scheduled an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine clinic is located in Firm C, room G33 at the Alvin C. York campus in Murfreesboro and is open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. In Nashville, the vaccine clinic is at Pod C and is open 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
If you'd like to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at another TVHS facility, please call us at 615-225-3600.
Are the booster shots the same formulation as the existing vaccines?
The bivalent Moderna COVID-19 booster shots - also being called the updated booster - is a newer formula designed to give you protection against newer COVID-19 strains like delta and omicron.
If we need a booster shot, are the vaccines working?
Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease.
Am I still considered "fully vaccinated" if I don't get a booster shot?
Yes. Everyone is still considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-shot series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the J&J/Janssen vaccine.