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 (all ages)

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


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.

Moderna, Pfizer Updated COVID-19 Vaccine (September 2023)

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.

Health Department Vaccination Clinics

UPDATE (September 12, 2023): The COVID-19 public health emergency has ended and that means your next COVID-19 vaccination experience may be different. In the past, most costs associated with COVID-19 vaccination were covered through funding from the Federal Government. Now, those costs will be covered by your health insurance, similar to getting a flu shot or other regular vaccination at a pharmacy or from your healthcare provider. For a list of area COVID-19 vaccination clinics, please visit

While you may have received a previous COVID-19 vaccination from your local health department, most individuals with private health insurance or Medicare/Medicaid will no longer be eligible for vaccination at HCHD clinics. We will focus our vaccination efforts on those who are uninsured or underinsured. The Federal Government created the Bridge Access Program, which is a partnership with local pharmacies, local health departments and some local healthcare providers to continue to provide COVID-19 vaccination at no cost to this segment of the population. HCHD expects to receive a limited supply of the updated COVID-19 vaccine that will be reserved for this population. At this time, we do not expect to hold large public COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Additional information about our eligibility requirements and clinic schedule will be shared as it becomes available.

Other Vaccine Resources


Locating Your Official Vaccination Records


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


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs


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


Howard County Vaccine Equity Report


COVID-19 Vaccine PSA Videos

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 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 to find a clinic that's right for you.

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