There is a great deal to be thankful for this year. Maryland continues to be one of the most vaccinated states in the country, boosters are now open to all adults, school clinics are up and running across the state, and we continue to have the supply and the capacity to provide vaccines or boosters to anyone who needs one.
As you prepare to travel and gather with loved ones this holiday season, we are encouraging all Marylanders to get a booster shot to maintain their immunity.
- All Marylanders 18 years and older who completed a primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago are now eligible for a booster shot.
- Individuals who received a primary series of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are also eligible for a booster dose.
State health officials continue to strongly recommend that the following individuals get a booster shot as soon as possible:
- Individuals aged 65 years and older
- Individuals who live in long-term care settings, those who have underlying medical conditions, and those who work or live in high-risk settings or in communities with high transmission rates
To find a clinic, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call the state’s multilingual call center, available seven days a week, at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).
I am thankful that Maryland continues to have one of the strongest health and economic recoveries in America. I am thankful for the doctors, nurses, first responders, and all of the healthcare heroes who have helped us ensure that no arm is left behind in our statewide vaccination efforts. Most of all, I am thankful for the continued strength and resilience of the people of this great state.
Thank you for staying Maryland Strong, and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.