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COVID-19 Vaccine

The following Marylanders are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster:

  • Marylanders 12+ who received their second Pfizer COVID-19 dose at least five months ago
  • Marylanders 18+ who received their second Moderna COVID-19 dose at least five months ago
  • Marylanders 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago

Note: Marylanders ages 12-17 are eligible for the Pfizer booster only. Marylanders 18 and older may choose which vaccine they want for a booster, even if it is different from the original vaccine received.

All Marylanders 5 and older are eligible for initial COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations are available through hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies.

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The following Marylanders are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster:

  • Marylanders 12+ who received their second Pfizer COVID-19 dose at least five months ago
  • Marylanders 18+ who received their second Moderna COVID-19 dose at least five months ago
  • Marylanders 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago

Note: Marylanders ages 12-17 are eligible for the Pfizer booster only. Marylanders 18 and older may choose which vaccine they want for a booster, even if it is different from the original vaccine received.

All Marylanders 5 and older are eligible for initial COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations are available through hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies.

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CDC has updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines with a preference for people to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna). Learn more.

Vaccines Status Dosing Efficacy Potential Side
Effects
Pfizer Vaccine has been approved for use for ages 16+, authorized for emergency use ages 5-15 Two doses, delivered three weeks apart 95% effective at preventing serious illness Injection-site pain, fatigue, headaches, chills
Moderna Vaccine has been approved for use for ages 18+ 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 for ages 18+ 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

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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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