COVID-19 Vaccine Information

State and local health departments determine how vaccines are distributed. CHI Memorial is participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to the Tennessee Department of Health and the Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines for distribution. In accordance with CDC and FDA guidance, we have paused administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information about when or where you may be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Hamilton County Health Department, Catoosa County Health Department, Dade County Health Department or Walker County Health Department. Several CHI Memorial Medical Group practices are now offering vaccine. Learn more

CHI Memorial Medical Group Practices Offer COVID-19 Vaccine

Several CHI Memorial Medical Group practices are now offering COVID-19 vaccine, and additional practices are expected to offer vaccine soon. Visit CHIMemorialMedicalGroup.org/covidvaccine to learn more. 

Dr. Carlos Baleeiro, pulmonologist and critical care physician, and Dr. Mark Anderson, infectious disease specialist, answer common questions from pulmonary patients about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Matt Kodsi, MD, Ph.D, Vice President of Medical Affairs, answers COVID-19 vaccine questions.

Matt Kodsi, MD, Ph.D, Vice President of Medical Affairs, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are available now. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. Administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine is paused, according to FDA and CDC recommendations. Distribution of vaccines is determined by the Tennessee Department of Health and the Georgia Department of Public Health and CHI Memorial is participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to that distribution plan. 

At CHI Memorial, safety is our highest priority, and we only administer vaccines that are recommended by the FDA as safe and effective. In accordance with CDC and FDA guidance, we have paused administration of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.   

Vaccine eligibility is determined by state and county governments. As vaccine supply increases, vaccines may be more widely available to the public in the coming months.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart. When a vaccine is given, information will be provided about when to get the second dose.