COVID-19 Vaccine Information – General Information
As of April 5, 2021 the State of Maryland is distributing the vaccine to all individuals age 16+. Students who are not permanent residents of Maryland are able to register to receive the vaccine in Maryland. Individuals age 16 years or older can pre-register for a vaccine appointment at one of the Maryland mass vaccination clinics here. Pre-registering does not mean that you will be able to receive the vaccine right away.
Hood campus community members can choose to complete this optional form to let the college know that they have been vaccinated. Vaccinated individuals will continue to be included in the eligible community for weekly surveillance testing on campus. This is because the need to not be tested is only in a 90-day window post vaccine based on current recommendations which is difficult to track.
Visit the pages below for more information on how to register and receive the vaccine locally and/or from the State.
As of April 12, 2021 the Frederick County Health Department will be vaccinating all individuals age 16 and older. Frederick County Government has developed an online pre-registration system for those interested in receiving the COVID vaccine. If you live or work in Frederick County and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete this form: Frederick County COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Completing this form does NOT make you an appointment to get the vaccine.
- FCHD will contact people who have registered on this form as they receive more vaccine.
- Individuals will be contacted by the email provided in the form. When contacted, individuals will need to scheduled their appointment online.
- Individuals only need to complete the pre-registration form once.
- It may be several days, weeks, or longer until the Health Department reaches out since it depends on vaccine availability.
- When an email with a link to a clinic is received, please do not share that link. Sharing or posting clinic links takes appointments away from people who are in higher priority groups and is not fair for others. Please be considerate of our community.
- Older adults without internet access may call 301-600-7900. Spanish speakers may call 301-600-7905.
Students without transportation can utilize Frederick Bus Routes to get to the vaccination site at Frederick Community College. More info on regional public transit can be found on the Frederick TransIT page.
The #60 bus picks up at College Park Plaza, across from campus.
The #61 bus picks up at Market and 6th St in downtown Frederick.
Please visit FHD's COVID-19 Vaccine's page for the most up-to-date information.
Due to a very limited supply of vaccines available through county clinics, the Frederick Health Department strongly encourages those who are able to access the state’s mass vaccination sites to do so. All campus community members are strongly encouraged to pre-register and accept vaccination appointments that come from the county or State if available.
Due to a very limited supply of vaccines available through county clinics, the Frederick Health Department strongly encourages those who are able to access the state’s mass vaccination sites to do so. Individuals age 16 and older can pre-register for a vaccine as of April 5, 2021.
- The are multiple mass vaccination sites open and are offering will vaccinations to individuals age 16+. Mass vaccination sites include Six Flags, Baltimore Convention Center, M&T Bank Stadium, Wicomico Civic Center and the Hagerstown Outlets.
- Pre-register for a vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site by filling out the State's pre-registration form. Pre-registration does not schedule an appointment for you to get a vaccine, it is just the first step in the process. Based on availability of vaccine and your eligibility, you will be contacted via your preferred communications method (Call/Email/Text) with directions on how to schedule an appointment.
- Beginning April 6, 2021 the State will launch a no-appointment, walk-in line at the Hagerstown Outlets. Individuals should be aware that the process for the no-appointment lines may take longer, and there is no guarantee of receiving a vaccine.
- Additionally many pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, Safeway and Giant that are also vaccinating community members. Eligible individuals have two options for making appointments:
- Find a vaccination clinic near you and then expand the search radius (see snip below). View available appointments at each site and schedule one that works for you.
- Call 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals should expect potential prolonged wait times on the phone due to call volume.
- To receive updates on appointments for mass vaccination sites, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211.
- Frederick County
- State of Maryland
This morning Governor Larry Hogan announced the opening of the State's next mass COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. Read the full press release here.
The State of Maryland has designated specific groups to be prioritized for vaccine distribution. Currently individuals in priority groups 1A, 1B, 1C are eligible to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a State vaccination clinic or through the Frederick County Health Department.
According to the Governor's press release, "between 250 and 500 vaccination appointments will be available in the first several days during the soft launch phase of the M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site, with plans to provide up to 2,000 vaccinations per day in early March. A limited number of appointment slots were made available this morning, and additional appointments will be made available on a rolling basis."
Individuals must complete a new registration specifically for the M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination site, which will offer vaccinations to those who are eligible in Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C. Eligible individuals have two options for making an appointment:
- Completing the online form available at covidvax.maryland.gov
- Calling 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals should expect potential prolonged wait times on the phone due to call volume.
If you are interested and able, you can and are encouraged to register for the vaccine in both Frederick County and at one of the State mass vaccination clinics (also at 6 Flags and the Baltimore Convention Center) to increase your odds of receiving the vaccine in a timely manner. More information on local vaccine distribution can be found on the Frederick County Health Department's webpage. More information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the CDC's website.
Thank you and stay well,
Director of Wellness