The State of Maryland has entered a State of Emergency to address the Omicron Variant of the Coronavirus.
COVID hospitalizations are projected to reach more than 5,000 in the next 4-6 weeks. The Maryland Department of Health will establish additional alternate care facilities to assist hospitals and nursing homes and address staffing shortages. 1,000 National Guard members will be deployed immediately to support our health care workers.
New COVID testing sites will continue to open across the state to allow for more accessibility.
The following Marylanders are currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot:
- Marylanders 12+ who received their second Pfizer COVID-19 dose at least five months ago
- Marylanders 18+ who received their second Moderna COVID-19 dose at least six months ago
- Marylanders 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago
Note: Marylanders ages 12-17 are eligible for the Pfizer booster only. Marylanders 18 and older may choose which vaccine they want for a booster, even if it is different from the original vaccine received.