Vaccines are here to help protect against serious illness from COVID-19. All Marylanders ages 12 and older are now eligible to get vaccinated. Vaccine boosters are now recommended for certain populations who received Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

Booster Shots

The CDC has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots.

Moderna & Pfizer Booster Eligibility

Individuals are eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster 6 months after their second shot if they belong to one of the following populations:

  • age 65 or older
  • age 18+ with underlying medical conditions
  • age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
  • age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Johnson & Johnson Booster Eligibility

Individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive a Johnson & Johnson booster 2 months after their initial shot.

Mixing & Matching Vaccine Booster Shots

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

Please talk to your medical provider if you have questions about whether to get a booster shot and if a different booster shot is recommended.

For more information on booster shots visit CDC-Booster Shots

Register for a Vaccination Appointment

Individuals 12 years of age or older may use the following  links to register for a first dose, second dose, third dose or booster shot appointment. Appointments are required.

Clinics available include:

Moderna Vaccine – available only to those 18 years of age and older 
Pfizer Vaccine – available to those 12 years of age and older

Clinics at  ChristianaCare, Union Hospital- Tents in ER Parking Lot:

Johnson & Johnson Janssen  Vaccine- available to those 18 years of age and older

If appointments are full at a clinic, please try registering for a different date. If all appointments are full, additional clinic registration links will be posted here on a weekly basis. If you require assistance contact 410-996-1005 or cecilcovid.vaccineinfo@maryland.gov.

  •  Please do not arrive at the clinic site more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.  Admittance to the clinic site is granted by appointment time to maintain social distancing.
  •  Appointments are required. Adults must bring identification with a birthdate. Minors require consent from a parent or guardian. Acceptable information includes government-issued ID cards, drivers license, or passport.
  • Please remember that this vaccine may require a second dose approximately 21 – 28 days (depending on vaccine manufacturer) following the first dose. You should keep this follow-up appointment in mind when scheduling your initial appointment.
  • Please do not come to the vaccine clinic if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, if you have tested positive for COVID in the prior 10 days, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or if you have received any other vaccination (flu, pneumonia, etc.) within the last 14 days.
  • Please be prepared to remain in our observation area for at least 15 minutes after you are vaccinated. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. You may be asked to remain under observation for up to 30 minutes based on your health history.

Vaccine is available at many other other providers in the county, including:

Third Doses 

The CDC currently recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised people get an additional third shot of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active tumor or blood cancer treatment;
  • Received an organ transplant or stem cell transplant within the last 2 years and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency like DiGeorge or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome;
  • An advanced or untreated HIV infection; or
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

 

Why Should You Get the Vaccine?

Protective
It helps to protect you and those around you from COVID-19.

Promising results
Early clinical trials show the vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness.

Pandemic-ending
These vaccines are the path forward to ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minimal side effects
Most of the participants in clinical trials had minimal side effects. The most common were soreness at injection site, fever, or body aches.

What are the Vaccines?

Vaccines Status Dosing Efficacy Potential Side
Effects
Pfizer Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use for individuals age 12 and older Two doses, delivered three weeks apart; booster shot for certain populations 6 months after the second dose 95% effective at preventing serious illness Injection-site pain, fatigue, headaches, chills
Moderna Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use Effects for individuals age 18 and older Two doses, delivered four weeks apart; booster shot for certain populations 6 months after the second dose 94.1% effective at preventing serious illness Injection-site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, chills
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use for individuals age 18 and older One Dose; booster shot 2 months after the original dose 85% effective at preventing severe illness Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain

How Do I Access My Vaccination Records?

To get a copy of your immunization record you may visit https://md.myir.net/.

Maryland MyIR is a free website service that allows consumers to view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland’s immunization information system. ImmuNet is used by healthcare providers to securely maintain vaccination records for Maryland residents of all ages.