The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is offering FREE COVID-19 vaccinations to all Marylanders age 5 and older. Anyone who is part of an eligible age group can register for a vaccine at the clinics listed below or at many pharmacies or medical providers. Please see below for a list of vaccine clinics available and an outline of eligibility.
The Anne Arundel Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are teaming up to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all ages at various schools across the county. Vaccine clinics will be held weekday evenings in locations that provide equitable access to families throughout the county and to complement the Department of Health's existing clinic sites.
Please click here to register for a vaccine clinic at an Anne Arundel County Public School location.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will be offering 5-11 year old COVID vaccines at all vaccine locations. Please do not arrive early to your scheduled appointment. To make these clinics as friendly and calm as possible, we can only accommodate you at your appointment time.
If your child is eligible to receive a first dose and you would like to schedule an appointment, click the button below.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that children ages 5 to 11 receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after completion of a primary series.
If your child is eligible to receive a booster dose and you would like to schedule an appointment, click the button below.
A note or prescription is not needed for your child to get a booster shot. Please bring your child's vaccine card to the booster shot appointment.
Please talk with your child's pediatrician if you have any questions about your child's eligibility. Due to social distancing requirements, one parent/guardian is allowed per child. Please dress your child appropriately so that the vaccinator has easy access to their arm. Please note, that we will not restrain your child during the vaccination process.
Many pediatricians and pharmacies in the county are also offering the 5-11 COVID vaccine. Please reach out to your child's pediatrician to see if they have the 5-11 COVID vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine be given to people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. This recommendation has been approved for Pfizer vaccine AND Moderna vaccine and must be administered no earlier than 28 days after a second dose. The third dose must be from the same manufacturer as the first two doses. Please talk with your medical provider if you have any questions about your eligibility.
Here are the qualifications for the first booster shots by manufacturer of your original dose or series:
Here are the qualifications for the second booster shot:
Eligible individuals that are ages 18 and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. You may get the same vaccine type that you originally received or you can get a different vaccine type for your booster.
Please talk with your medical provider if you have any questions about your eligibility.
A note or prescription is not needed to get a third dose or booster shot. Please bring your vaccine card to your third dose or booster shot appointment.
Please Note: To further reduce the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis, a longer interval between the first and second dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) of 8 weeks may be appropriate for some people ages 12 and older, especially for males ages 12 through 39.
Data also show that the risk of myocarditis may be higher for Moderna than Pfizer. Therefore, it is recommended that individuals who are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine choose this vaccine for their primary series and booster.
Considerations for Extending Second Dose mRNA Vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) Time Interval to 8 weeks:
If you have questions specific to your situation, speak with your medical provider. For more information about this interval consideration, please visit https://www.aahealth.org/8-week-vaccine-consideration/.
Visit the Department of Health's website for more information about the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine eligibility.