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COVID-19 Vaccine

Marylanders 18+ who received their second Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 dose at least six months ago may now be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. Based on the Oct. 21 CDC recommendations, all providers shall offer a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose to the following people:

  • Marylanders ages 65 and older
  • Marylanders ages 18 and older living in long-term care settings
  • Marylanders ages 18-64 with underlying medical conditions
  • Marylanders ages 18-64 working in settings that increase their risk for exposure to COVID-19

Marylanders who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are also recommended to get a booster, for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

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The Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval for the Pfizer vaccine for individuals ages 16 and older. Emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine also remains in effect for individuals ages 12-15.

All Marylanders 12 and older are eligible for vaccination. Vaccinations are available through hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies.

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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

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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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