Vaccination and Booster Clinics

Vaccines are here to help protect against serious illnesses 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 six months to 5 years old, click here.

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

COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for everyone six months and older. The CDC recommends original boosters for individuals 5 through 11 years of age and updated bivalent boosters for individuals 12 years and older. Boosters are available two months after completion of the primary series or the most recent booster dose of an approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

The bivalent vaccines, also referred to as the “updated boosters,” contain two components of the COVID-19 virus, one targeting the original strain and one that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant, which are the most common strains currently circulating in the US. 

Children 6 months to 4 years old:

Should receive the primary two-series COVID-19  Pfizer or Moderna vaccination. Booster doses are not yet authorized for this age group.

Children 5-11 years old:

Are eligible for an original Pfizer booster at least two months following the primary series.

12 years and older:

Updated boosters from Pfizer are available at least two months following the primary series or last booster.

Moderna vaccination boosters are available for those 18 years and older:

Cecil County Health Department no longer offers boosters of the original COVID-19 vaccine.

Boosters

Children ages 5 through 11 years old who got a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series must also get Pfizer-BioNTech for a booster.

Teens ages 12-17 may get a different product for a booster than they got for their primary series, as long as it is Pfizer-BioNTech.

People ages 18 years and older may get a different product for a booster than they got for their primary series, as long as it is Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

People 12 years and older may only get the updated (bivalent) mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) booster. They can no longer get an original (monovalent) mRNA booster.

FDA authorized, and CDC recommended the Novavax monovalent COVID-19 vaccine to be used as a booster dose for adults. This new authorization will allow people 18 years and older to receive a Novavax monovalent booster instead of an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) bivalent booster.

Under the new EUA, Novavax is now authorized for use as:

· A two-dose primary series for individuals 12 years of age and older;

· A first booster dose to the following individuals at least six months after completion of primary vaccination with an authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine:

· Individuals 18 years of age and older for whom an FDA-authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is not accessible or clinically appropriate.

· Individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted because they would otherwise not receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To be eligible for a Novavax monovalent booster, a person must have completed a primary vaccination series but NOT previously received a COVID-19 booster.

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:

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.