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COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
Boosters are listed in the table below in the Booster column by age group. Appointments are required for vaccinations. Updated (bivalent) boosters are available for everyone 6 months and older.
Please see the CDC website for the current eligibility criteria for available COVID-19 boosters. Individuals are encouraged to speak with their providers about their options, to check their eligibility, and can call 855-MDGOVAX or visit covidvax.maryland.gov to schedule an appointment at a location close to them.To schedule, click on the vaccine type and age group in the table below, or call 1-855-MDGoVax (855-634-6829) for help by phone.
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:
Looking for another clinic location like a pharmacy? Call 1-855-MDGoVax (855-634-6829) or check out covidvax.maryland.gov or vaccines.gov to search by zip code.
Need transportation to and from a vaccination clinic? For information about United Way of Frederick's "Ride United" rideshare program click HERE.
Updated (bivalent) boosters are authorized for people ages 6 months and older
Eligible Marylanders 6 months and older are now authorized for the bivalent booster shot. Please see the CDC website for the current eligibility criteria for available COVID-19 boosters. Individuals are encouraged to speak with their providers about their options, to check their eligibility, and can call 855-MDGOVAX or visit covidvax.maryland.gov to schedule an appointment at a location close to them.
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.
The following vaccines are available as a primary series:
Note: the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is no longer available at Frederick County Health Department clinics.
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 6 months and older are currently eligible for vaccination and an updated bivalent booster.
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.