COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will begin in Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore counties this week.
Third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available to individuals with compromised immune systems.
- Patients in active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
- Patients who have received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
- Patients who have received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
- Patients with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency, such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome;
- Patients with advanced or untreated HIV infection;
- And patients in active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.
A booster dose should be administered at least four weeks after an individual has finished a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series, according to local health officials. Patients should talk to their doctors about whether they need the additional dose and what the timing of that third shot should be.
Appointments can be scheduled by contacting your local health department. Here’s what to know about how to get a booster shot in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties:
Booster shots are being offered Monday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 27. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses will be available.
Visit the Wicomico County Health Department website or call 410-341-4600 to schedule an appointment.
Visit the Worcester County Health Department website or call 667-253-2140 to schedule a booster vaccine appointment.
Only Moderna vaccine booster doses will be available on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Somerset MAC Center located at 8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 3 in Westover.
Appointments can be made by calling 443-523-1920. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.