COVID-19 Booster Shots
As of 10/22/21:
- We will not be offering booster shots at our Health Department clinics because there is not enough capacity. However, we have scheduled off-site booster clinics. Links are below for Pfizer clinics. We will be adding Moderna booster clinic dates very soon.
- If you are in one of the groups for whom booster shots were approved, you may get a booster shot through our off-site booster clinics (links below), your healthcare provider, pharmacy, your congregate living facility, or other clinics. Search for COVID-19 shots at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine or search by zip code and type of shot at https://www.vaccines.gov/
Per the CDC:
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
Booster clinics for Pfizer only:
If you are eligible for a Pfizer booster according to the criteria above, you may register for one of our Pfizer booster shot clinics below. You may also register for your first or second Pfizer vaccine. Please bring your vaccination card if it will be your 2nd or booster shot.
Westminster Senior Center
South Carroll Senior and Community Center
North Carroll Senior Center
Third doses are different than boosters. People who qualify for 3rd doses due to a health condition or medication that suppresses their immune system (immunocompromised) may receive their 3rd shot at our clinics. 3rd shots are for Pfizer and Moderna only, and will be the same shot you received previously, at least 28 days after your 2nd shot. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html
Register for your 3rd dose at any of our Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinics.