Maryland COVID-19 vaccine priority groups
Maryland is distributing the vaccines to Marylanders based on relative risk of exposure or developing serious illness.
Individuals included in earlier priority groups will be given priority to be vaccinated.
WE ARE IN PHASE 3: ALL MARYLANDERS 16+ ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE
Marylanders ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness
Marylanders ages 16+ with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefits
Marylanders receiving long term services and supports through the state’s Medicaid waiver and state plan services (learn more)
What are the vaccines?
|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|
Pre-register for vaccination at a mass vaccination site
All Marylanders 16 and older can pre-register for vaccination at one of Maryland’s mass vaccination sites. Pre-registration ensures you will be notified when you and your loved ones are able to make an appointment.
Why should you get the vaccine?
The vaccines provide protection from serious COVID-19 illness.
Early clinical trials show the vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious illness.
The vaccines are the best path forward to ending the 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.
Keep On, Maryland
As we proceed with vaccinating the public, we all must keep on slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Keep on wearing your mask, watching your distance and washing your hands. You should get tested and quarantine if you expect exposure or show symptoms.
Resources about the COVID vaccine
Available resources will evolve as the Maryland vaccination effort moves forward.
Please check our resources page regularly for information and updates.