Maryland Vaccine Resources

Vaccine supply in Maryland is overseen by the State with distribution delegated to a mix of state-run sites, county health departments, pharmacies and hospitals. Senator Cardin’s office has no ability to schedule appointments or control who is eligible when. Senator Cardin has worked with the Biden administration to increase supplies and with the state to ensure that all vaccine doses sent to the state are efficiently used.

On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older.

On September 23, 2021, FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved vaccine booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations 6 months after completion of their initial vaccine shot series. CDC recommends that:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot;
  • People 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot;
  • People 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot; and
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot.

On August 12, 2021, the FDA approved third-dose shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for use in certain immunocompromised individuals 18 years of age or older (ages 12 or older for Pfizer). Solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromised systems are eligible to receive a third-dose shot.

ALL Marylanders age 12 and older are eligible for vaccination. The FDA has authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 12 through 15. The Moderna vaccine is available for all individuals 18 and older, and Johnson and Johnson vaccinations are available to all 18 and older. Currently, over 7.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Maryland, with over 3.8 million people fully vaccinated.

Resources:

  • The official Maryland COVID-19 website is www.health.maryland.gov/coronavirus
  • You can find the nearest vaccination site through the “Find a Vaccination Site” tab on the state’s coronavirus webpage at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine.
  • Vaccination Appointments: Vaccinations are available through local county health departments, hospitals, and pharmacies statewide.
  • Hospitals, Pharmacies and Grocery Stores: Please check your county website or the state website to see which hospitals, pharmacies and grocery stores may be available to you.
  • Maryland’s CENTRAL call center allows Marylanders anywhere in the state to register for a vaccine. This number is aimed at seniors and others who don’t have internet access or are having difficulty navigating the websites. The state’s vaccination support center is staffed seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Callers can get information on vaccines, identify providers in their area, and schedule appointments at Maryland’s mass vaccination sites. The call center number is 1-855-MD-GO-VAX, which is 1- 855-634-6829. Dialing 211 on your cell phone will also get you to this site.

Vaccine Equity Task Force: The Task Force, working with local health departments, hospitals, retail pharmacies, and community organizations, has established pop-up and mobile COVID vaccination clinics. The goal of the Task Force is to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities; nearly 50 pop-up clinics have already been deployed, providing nearly 10,000 vaccines to some of the most underserved Marylanders. More information about the Task Force’s activities can be found here.

County Health Departments

The best way to stay up-to-date is to check regularly your county health department’s website and/or sign up for updates. See below, and click on the county to link to its website.

**Please note that the phone numbers listed below will direct you to the respective counties’ COVID-19 hotline OR the health departments’ main extension, with an option to access a COVID- 19 extension.

Allegany County

301-759-5000

Anne Arundel County

410-222-7256 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. –    4 p.m.; Sunday, closed; Email: covid19info@aacounty.org)

Baltimore City

On your cell phone, dial 211;  or 410-396-3100                  

Baltimore County

410-887-3816 (Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Calvert County

410-535-5400 . 334 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Caroline County

410-479-8000

Carroll County

410-876-4848  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Cecil County

410-996-1005 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., after hours messages checked the following business day)

Charles County

301-609-6717 (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Option to call 301-609-6777 Monday – Friday)

Dorchester County

410-228-3223 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; call 211 after hours)

Frederick County

On your cell phone, dial 211 or 866-411-6803

Garrett County

301-334-7698  (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, leave message after hours)

Harford County

On your cell phone, dial 211

Howard County

410-313-6284   (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Kent County

410-778-1350  (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Montgomery County

Nurse line: 240-777-1755

Prince George's County

301-883-6627 or 311#

Queen Anne's County

443-262-9909

Somerset County

443-523-1920 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) (after hours, call 211 on your cell phone)

St. Mary's County

301-475-4330  (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Talbot County

410-819-5641

Washington County

219-covid-19, or 1-833-285-2804

Wicomico County

410-912-6889

Worcester County?

410-632-1100 option #8 (Monday -– Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or dial 211 on your cell phone

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