COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
A parent or guardian must accompany a child to the vaccination clinic. Appointments are required for children 6 months to 5 years.To schedule, click on the vaccine type and age group in the table below, Walk-ins are seen as schedules allow, but appointments are preferred and given priority. More clinics will be added each week.
COVID-19 Vaccination C
FDA has granted full approval for the Pfizer vaccine for individuals ages 16 and older, and for the Moderna vaccine for individuals 18 years and older. Emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine remains for individuals ages 6 months - 15 years, and for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
List and links will be updated every Monday.
Need transportation to and from a vaccination clinic? For information about United Way of Frederick's "Ride United" rideshare program click HERE.
Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults that is the right amount for their age group. Moderna requires 2 doses spaced 1 month apart. Pfizer requires 3 doses with the second dose 3 weeks after the first, and the third dose at least 8 weeks after the second dose.
|6 months-4 years old||3 dose series (2 doses 3 weeks apart and third dose at least 8 weeks after second)||2 doses one month apart|
|5 years old||2 doses three weeks apart||2 doses one month apart|
|6-17 years old||2 doses three weeks apart||Not authorized|
FDA evaluation of Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for individuals 6 months through 17 years of age is available here.
5/20/2022 Update: a first COVID-19 booster shot for is authorized for children 5-11 years old who had their last dose at least five months ago.
Who is eligible for a booster?
What amount is given for each booster dose?
What is the timing for booster doses?
Can I "mix and match" - or get a different kind of vaccine for my booster?
FDA and CDC have also authorized "mix and match" for booster doses for people 18 years and older. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Children and teens ages 5-17 years who got a Pfizer primary series must get a Pfizer booster.
Updates: Pfizer boosters authorized on 9/23/2021, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters authorized on 10/21/2021. Boosters authorized for everyone 18 years and older on 11/19/2021. Pfizer boosters authorized for everyone 16 and older on 12/10/2021. Pfizer boosters authorized for everyone 12 and older at least 5 months from their 2nd dose on 1/4/2022. Moderna boosters authorized for everyone 18 years and older at least 5 months after their second dose on 1/10/2022. Pfizer and Moderna 2nd boosters authorized for older adults and immunocompromised individuals on 3/30/2022. Pfizer first boosters authorized for children 5-11 years old on 5/20/2022.
Update 8/13/2021: third doses are now authorized in the updated EUA for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Updated CDC guidance This includes:
Immunocompromised individuals may still have a reduced immune response and need to take steps to reduce their risk of exposure, such as:
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All Marylanders 5 years and older are currently eligible for vaccination and first boosters.
All Marylanders 50 years and older are currently eligible for second boosters.
Please call 1-855 MDGoVax (855-634-6829) for help scheduling an appointment.
Please bring documentation of your age and identity. You must be over 18 years to receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and over 12 years to receive Pfizer. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone 17 years or younger.
Check https://www.vaccines.gov/ to find a specific kind of vaccine, and then call the location to verify their supply.
Thank you for your participation in our survey on vaccine interest! Our English survey received 20,580 results and our Spanish survey received 269. Over 50% of people who responded said that they were planning on getting the vaccine as soon as it became available to them. Of those respondents who said they weren’t sure or were not planning on getting the vaccine immediate, the most common concerns were about safety and side effects. There were thousands of comments written in, and we will use the information from the survey to help develop our messaging to make sure we’re answering the questions that you have asked.
More information about the survey results can be found here: