Vaccination and Booster Clinics

Vaccines are here to help protect against serious illness from COVID-19. All Marylanders ages 6 months and older are now eligible to get vaccinated.

To schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment for those ages-12 and over click here.

To schedule a Covid-19 vaccine appointment for children ages 6 months to 5 years old or 5-11 click here.

Cecil County Health Departments will be held at our 401 Bow St. location.

Booster Guidelines
Moderna 18 years and above for 1st, 2nd and 3rd vaccine (first booster).
Moderna 4th vaccine (2nd booster dose) is for those 50 years and above or for those that are 18 years and above and are moderately to severely immunocompromised.
Pfizer is currently available for those ages 5 years and above. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd vaccines (first booster) are available to that age group. Those ages 50 years and above may receive a 4th vaccine (2nd booster dose).  People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get the 2nd booster.
CCHD is currently offering Novavax 2019 Covid Vaccine. Make sure to request this vaccine at your appointment,
Vaccination Requirements and Reminders
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:

Booster Shots

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

Moderna & Pfizer Booster Eligibility

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) expanded vaccine eligibility to allow a second booster dose of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals over 50 years of age and certain immunocompromised individuals four months after the first booster dose.

Additionally, the CDC expanded eligibility to allow a second booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who received a
primary and booster dose of Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at least four months
ago.

All individuals 18 and older are eligible to receive a  Moderna booster 6 months after their second dose.

All individuals 12 and older are eligible to receive a Pfizer booster 5 months after their second dose.

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

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.

 

How Do I Access My Vaccination Records?

There are several ways to verify your vaccination status including Digital Vaccination Cards, which can be found here and vaccination verification through Maryland MyIR.

Cecil County Health Department is  working with PinPoint US, LLC to offer VaccineCheck – a program that creates free digital COVID-19 vaccination cards for Cecil County residents, regardless of where they were vaccinated.

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, which can be found here.