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COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. All Marylanders 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. Marylanders 12 and older are eligible for vaccination. Most of Maryland’s mass vaccination sites now offer the Pfizer vaccine.

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Why should you get the vaccine?

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

Receiving a vaccine

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

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

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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 Two doses, delivered three weeks apart 95% effective at preventing serious illness Injection-site pain, fatigue, headaches, chills
Moderna Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use Two doses, delivered four weeks apart 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 One Dose 85% effective at preventing severe illness Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain
Novavax Vaccine trials are ongoing Two doses, delivered three weeks apart Injection site pain, rash, headaches, muscle pain, fever
AstraZeneca Vaccine trials are ongoing Two doses, delivered four weeks apart Fever, muscle aches, headaches, injection site pain

Resources about the COVID vaccine

We are here to help you.
If you have questions or need help, operators are available to assist you.
Call 855-MD-GoVAX (855-634-6829)

Available resources will evolve as the Maryland vaccination effort moves forward.
Please check our resources page regularly for information and updates.

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