Get Vaccinated

The updated COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all Marylanders age 6 months and older. Anyone who is part of an eligible group can register for a vaccine using the links below or at many pharmacies or medical providers.

Health Department Vaccination Clinics

Maryland Vaccination Site Locator

Locating Your Official Vaccination Records

Learn More About the Vaccines

Information for Parents

Check If You Are Up-To-Date on Your COVID-19 Vaccines

Giving vaccine

We are offering vaccine for ALL kids ages 6 months - 11 years old and people without health insurance. Call 410-313-6284 to make an appointment.

 

Questions? Contact our COVID-19 Hotline.

If you have a question about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 Hotline, available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Health Department Vaccination Clinics

If you don't have health insurance and want to get the new COVID-19 vaccine, call us at 410-313-6284. We'll assist you in scheduling an appointment with the Health Department or another place that offers the vaccine.

If you have private health insurance or Medicare, you can check vaccines.gov to find places offering COVID-19 vaccines in your area. If you have questions about what your insurance covers or if you might have to pay, get in touch with your insurance provider directly. For more help, use our How to Find an Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Guide.

Some families are having a hard time finding COVID vaccines for their kids. So, the Health Department can now give FREE vaccines to children between 6 months and 11 years old at the clinics below:

Vaccine Clinic Location

Date & Time

Registration

Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

Mar. 7

4:30pm-6:30pm

Moderna 6m-11y

Click here to register

Entrance in rear of the building
Appointment recommended

Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

Mar. 19

4:30pm-6:30pm

Moderna 6m-11y

Click here to register

Entrance in rear of the building
Appointment recommended

Moderna, Pfizer Updated COVID-19 Vaccine (February 2024)

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations have been updated as of February 28, 2024, to recommend adults ages 65 years and over receive an additional updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

According to the latest guidance from the FDA and CDC:

  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccines. Talk to your healthcare provider about additional updated doses.
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People with health insurance should get vaccine from their medical provider or at local pharmacies. Those without health insurance or with health plans that don’t cover the cost of vaccine can come to scheduled Health Department clinics as they become available, or go to local pharmacies participating in the federal Bridge Program (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) or to Federally Qualified Health Centers, like Chase Brexton.
  • Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. Vaccination also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID, which can develop during or following acute infection and last for an extended duration. If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 2 months, get an updated COVID-19 vaccine  to protect yourself this fall and winter.

Stay Up-to-Date with COVID-19 Vaccines

Unsure whether you are up-to-date with your COVID boosters? Click here for CDC guidance.

If you believe you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, contact your healthcare provider for specific guidance.

Other Vaccine Resources

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Locating Your Official Vaccination Records

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Locating Your Official Vaccination Records

Maryland MyIR is a free website service that allows consumers to view and print copies of their official vaccination records directly from ImmuNet, Maryland's immunization information system. ImmuNet is used by healthcare providers to securely maintain vaccination records for Maryland residents of all ages.

Note: MDH does not provide CDC cards.
Go to MyIR Mobile 
e​mail: [email protected]
or call: ​443-863-0349​ or 4​​43-​​863-0121​ or 410-767-​6794

Maryland MyIR User Guide

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

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Learn more about vaccines for COVID-19 from the CDC here.

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Howard County Vaccine Equity Report

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COVID-19 Vaccine PSA Videos

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Why get the COVID-19 vaccine? Hear from real HoCo residents on their reasons for getting the shot.

Hear from a real HoCo young adult: why she got vaxxed, and why you should, too.

Ready to get your shot? Visit bit.ly/HoCOVIDVaccine to find a clinic that's right for you.

We often hear from those who don't want the vaccine. But it's also critically important to hear from those who do.

We present the 2nd in our video series about real HoCo residents who chose to get the COVID vaccine.

Hear from a real HoCo family: why they got vaxxed, and why you should, too.

Ready to get your shot? Visit bit.ly/HoCOVIDVaccine to find a clinic that's right for you.

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