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COVID-19 Vaccine

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

  • Marylanders 5+ 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 5-17 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 6 months and older are eligible for initial COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations are available through pediatricians and other physicians, hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies.

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The Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval for the Pfizer vaccine for individuals ages 16 and older and full approval for the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older. Emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine also remains in effect for children and adolescents ages 6 months to 15 years, and the Moderna vaccine for children and adolescents ages 6 months to 17 years.

All Marylanders 6 months and older are eligible for initial COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations are available through pediatricians and other physicians, 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 Potential Side
Effects
Pfizer Vaccine has been approved for use for ages 16+; authorized for emergency use for ages 6 months to 15 years Two doses, delivered three weeks apart Injection-site pain, fatigue, headaches, chills
Moderna Vaccine has been approved for use for ages 18+; authorized for emergency use for ages 6 months to 17 years. Two doses, delivered four weeks apart Injection-site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, chills
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use for ages 18+ One Dose 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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