Beginning January 18, Maryland will enter Phase 1B of Maryland’s vaccine distribution program.
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are one of the safest and most important public health tools to protect against serious illness and prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, like COVID-19. Specifically, vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to viruses and prevent us from getting sick.
In December 2020, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna were granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for COVID-19 vaccines. Early clinical trials have shown that both vaccines are safe and highly effective in preventing serious illness from COVID-19. Review the Maryland Department of Health's frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Baltimore County receives doses of both approved vaccines directly from the state of Maryland. As the early weeks of Maryland’s vaccination program continue, vaccine supply is expected to be limited.
Allocation in the County
In accordance with state of Maryland’s vaccination plan, the Baltimore County Department of Health is in Phase 1B.
This means that the following groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine:
- Health care workers
- First responders
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Residents who are 75 years and older
- Residents in assisted living, independent living, developmental disabilities or behavioral health group homes, and other congregate facilities
- High-risk incarcerated individuals
- Individuals continuity of government vaccinations
- Continuity of government Education, including K-12 teachers, support staff
- Childcare providers
Priority Groups and Tiers
Details about the priority groups can be found on Maryland’s Phased COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (PDF).
Residents should regularly check this page, Baltimore County’s COVID-19 updates, and social media pages as well as stay tuned to local media for additional information for the latest updates.
Submit a Vaccine Registration Request
Baltimore County residents who want to be vaccinated should complete the form. Completing the registration request form does not create an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.
After completing the form, you will be contacted by County staff once you become eligible and when vaccines are available, with additional information about how to schedule your appointment.
If you are unable to complete the form, please ask a friend, neighbor or family member for assistance.
Please note: There is limited supply of vaccine nationwide. Please be patient as we work to provide everyone in our priority groups with an opportunity to make a vaccine appointment.
Health Care Provider Registry
To ensure the Baltimore County Department of Health can efficiently communicate with healthcare providers as needed, the County has launched a Provider Registry to distribute information. This registry will also be used to invite providers to schedule appointments for COVID vaccinations for themselves and their clinical staff.
Healthcare professionals providing direct patient care should register information about their practice through the provider portal.
Find additional information from state and federal health leaders: