If you are 18 years or older you may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines for their age group:
Boosters for Immunocompromised Persons
The CDC has updated its recommendations regarding a booster shot for moderately-to-severe immunocompromised persons. Talk to your doctor to see if a booster is appropriate for you. More information is available at CDC.gov.
Public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people
The CDC has released guidelines for those people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This guidance will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines. Read more at CDC.gov.
COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting seriously ill and is a safer way to help build protection
Helps keep you from getting seriously ill
- Experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
- Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
A safer way to help build protection.
- COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
- Clinical trials of all vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine for use under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Watch a video on what an EUA is.
- Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.
- Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important parts of COVID-19 disease that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.
COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic
- Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
- The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
- Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available. As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, CDC will continue to update the recommendations to protect communities using the latest science.
Updated 2023/2024 COVID-19 vaccines are available at several Med Center Health locations. Please do your part to protect yourself and those you love – get vaccinated; and if you are vaccinated, get boosted.
Concerned about the vaccine’s safety? Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more.
Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic
The Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic is located at Medical Center Urgentcare, 291 New Towne Drive in Bowling Green. The vaccine is available to adults on a walk-in or appointment basis. For more information, call 270-796-3500.
For those under 12, call Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green to make an appointment for the vaccine.
At either location, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Photo ID and insurance card are requested. Bring your vaccine card to receive a booster.
If you need special accommodations, please let us know.
Additional vaccine locations for your convenience
Med Center Health Primary Care Bowling Green
The COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine is available by appointment for ages 6 months-11 years old. Children receiving the vaccine must have a parent or guardian present. To make an appointment, call 270-901-0629.
The Medical Center at Caverna
COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment for persons 12 years of age and older. Please call 270-786-2372 for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Call 270-786-2372 for an appointment
- Primary Care Caverna, 1495 South Dixie Street, Horse Cave
- To schedule appointments for those under 18 years of age, please call for further information.
The Medical Center at Franklin
COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment for persons 12 years of age and older. Please call 270-586-5888 for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Call 270-586-5888 for an appointment
- Vaccination is administered at Primary Care Franklin, 1020 South Main Street, Franklin
- Arrive at the front desk for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.
The Medical Center at Scottsville
COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment for persons 12 years of age and older. Please call 270-618-3700 for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Call 270-618-3700 for an appointment
- The Medical Center at Scottsville, 456 Burnley Road, Scottsville
- Arrive at the Main Entrance door for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.
The Medical Center at Albany
COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment for persons 12 years of age and older. Please call 606-387-3690 for availability of vaccine for those under the age of 18. Persons with an appointment for the vaccine who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Call 606-387-3690 for an appointment.
- Vaccinations are given on Wednesdays and by appointment at The Medical Center at Albany, 723 Burkesville Road, Albany
- Arrive at the front atrium for screening and you will be directed to the Vaccine Clinic Area.