COVID-19 booster shots are now available.
The COVID-19 booster shot strengthens our defenses against COVID and its variants. With a booster shot, you can continue to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. By protecting ourselves as much as possible, we can end COVID together.
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. Call 855-MDGOVAX or visit covidvax.maryland.gov to schedule your booster appointment.
|What did you get?||When can you get a booster?||Who is eligible for a booster?|
|Pfizer||5 months after 2nd dose||All Marylanders 12 years and older|
|Moderna||5 months after 2nd dose||All Marylanders 18 years and older|
|Johnson & Johnson||2 months after single dose||All Marylanders 18 years and older|
Additional eligibility information
The following Marylanders are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot:
- 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.
Boosters are strongly recommended for the following individuals as soon as possible:
- 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:
- First responders (police officers, firefighters, EMT)
- Healthcare workers
- Congregate care staff
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food service workers
- Agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
Any Marylander who presents to a provider that they are eligible for a booster dose is allowed to self-attest to eligibility. COVID-19 vaccine providers cannot turn away any individual who self-attests to eligibility for an additional dose or booster dose. Failure of an individual to “show proof” of eligibility may not be a reason that a provider does not administer an additional or booster dose.