Charles County Health Department

Charles County Department of Health

The Charles County Department of Health will begin accepting preregistrations for individuals who live and work in Charles County in Phase 2B, which include all residents ages 16 and older with underlying medical conditions and residents aged 16 and older with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefits.  Currently, the department primarily provides the Moderna vaccine for those ages 18 and older.  The department is working closely with our partners to refer those age 16-17 to a provider that offers the Pfizer vaccine. 

We urge all Charles County residents in Phases 1A, 1B,1C, and 2A to continue to pre-register for a vaccine appointment or call 301-609-6717 to be added to the registration list. These individuals will continue to be prioritized for vaccinations.

 As a reminder, the following groups are currently eligible to receive the vaccine:

Phase 1A: Health care workers, residents, and staff of nursing homes, and first responders, public safety, and corrections.

Phase 1B: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities; adults age 75 and older; and education and continuity of government.

Phase 1C: Adults ages 65-74; and essential workers in lab services, agriculture, manufacturing, and the postal service.

Phase 2A: Adults ages 60 and up.

Phase 2B: Marylanders ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions and with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefits.

For information on vaccine availability throughout the State of Maryland at mass vaccinations, retail pharmacies, and other local clinics, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-MD-GoVAX  (1-855-634-6829). Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

WE ARE IN PHASE 2B:

COVID-19 Vaccine Basics

Getting vaccinated can help prevent you from getting seriously ill with COVID-19.

Vaccination Distribution

Maryland will distribute the vaccines to five different priority groups in order of relative risk as supplies are available. Each group will receive more details when vaccine is available.

COVID19 Vaccine FAQs

Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination process:

Additional prioritized groups — As vaccine supplies increase over the next few weeks, we’ll provide the vaccine to additional prioritized groups, according to federal and state guidelines. The groups of people eligible to receive the vaccine will continue to expand as more vaccine becomes available.

  • Moderna—Two doses, administered four weeks apart
  • Charles County is following the Maryland Department of Health and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices protocol, which is being administered in phases according to priority groups.
  • View the State of Maryland’s vaccination plan: visit covidlink.maryland.gov
  • Visit charlescountyhealth.org for current information.
  • Complete and submit the pre-registration form found on our website and social media pages (a confirmation email will not be provided). Someone from the health department will review your form and determine your eligibility.
  • Once it has been determined that you qualify under one of the current vaccine phases, a link will be sent for you to schedule an appointment for a vaccination.  Please do not share the link.  Even if you qualify to get the vaccine now, you may still have to wait for an appointment due to the limited number of available vaccination appointments at our clinics. You will be in our system and you will receive an email to schedule your appointment when slots become available. If you do not have an email address, someone from the health department will contact you to assist you in scheduling an appointment.  Upon receiving the link when an appointment becomes available, complete the online form and schedule an appointment. You will be provided with a confirmation by email.
  • Initially all clinics are being held at Regency Furniture Stadium 11765 St Linus Dr, Waldorf, MD 20602 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (First dose appointments) and alternating Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
  • The clinics will also be held at North Point High School 2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf, MD 20603 periodically based on weather conditions. You will be notified when the clinics are being held at North Point High School.
  • As we move to additional phases and the number of individuals begins to increase, we will start offering clinics in other parts of the county.
  • On the day of the appointment bring the confirmation and a government issued photo ID. If you are a healthcare worker, first responder, or childcare provider, please bring some form of documentation or ID that shows proof of employment (i.e. letter from employer on official letterhead, work ID, license)
  • If you received your first dose before January 27, 2021, approximately 3 weeks after your first dose, you will receive an email with a new link to register for your second dose of vaccine. Complete the online form and schedule an appointment. You will be provided with a confirmation by email.
  • If you receive your first dose after January 27, 2021, second dose appointments will be scheduled onsite at the clinic after receiving the first dose. The second dose appointment will be scheduled for approximately 3 weeks after the first dose at the same time.  You will receive a reminder email closer to the date of your scheduled appointment.
  • After receiving the first dose approximately 3 weeks after your first dose, you will receive an email with a ONE-TIME USE ONLY link to schedule an appointment.  If someone uses the link sent to them for another person before scheduling their own appointment, they will be unable to schedule.  The emails are going out directly from PrepMod, with the heading “Vaccination Clinics” and the email address is no-reply@multistatep4p.com.
  • Appointments are required for the second dose.
  • No, that number represents the minimum time frame for when you are eligible to receive your second dose. According to the CDC, the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines should not be scheduled prior to 28 days and may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. 
  • After receiving the first dose approximately 3 weeks after your first dose, you will receive an email with a new link to register for your second dose of vaccine. Complete the online form and schedule an appointment. You will be provided with a confirmation by email.
  • Appointments are required for the second dose.
  • It is best to receive your vaccine in your primary residence to ensure you will receive both doses from the same manufacture.
  • Yes, when the phase designated for your group is announced by the Maryland Health Department. Right now, the vaccine supply is limited. As vaccine supplies increase, we will provide the vaccine to additional prioritized groups, according to state-designated guidelines. The groups of people eligible to receive the vaccine will continue to expand as more vaccine becomes available.
  • You can always get the latest information at CharlesCountyHealth.org/Coronavirus-Disease-Covid19.
  • Call the Charles County COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6710 for a pre-recorded message about our current vaccination availability, phase, and the process for signing up when your phase is available for vaccination. This message will be updated as new information is available, and the public can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Sign up for the Citizen Notification System at the www.charlescountymd.gov
  • Maryland Department of Health (MDH):  maryland.gov   
  • The Center for Disease Control: cdc.gov
  • According to the CDC, an example of a severe allergic reaction is when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if they must go to the hospital.
  • If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, CDC recommends that you should not get the second dose.
  • Visit COVID-19 Vaccine and Allergic Reactions for more information.
  • According to the CDC a non-severe allergic reaction within 4 hours after getting vaccinated (known as immediate allergic reactions), such as hives, swelling, and wheezing (respiratory distress).
  • If you have had an immediate allergic reaction—even if it was not severe—to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, CDC recommends that you should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist in allergies and immunology to provide more care or advice.
  • Visit COVID-19 Vaccine and Allergic Reactions for more information.
  • The demand for vaccinations far exceeds supply. Due to limited vaccination supply, the Charles County Department of Health is currently prioritizing the second dose for Phase 1A and will continue groups as vaccinations are provided. If you are in Phase 1A, 1B, or 1C, pre-registered, and have not yet received the vaccination, you will receive an email to schedule your appointment when slots become available. 
  • The vaccination supply is limited and the Department of Health is processing thousands of pre-registrations each week. As soon as you are eligible and vaccine becomes available, you will be notified to schedule an appointment.
  • Please only register one time. The confirmation for pre-registration generates after you submit the form. You will see the follow message:

We have received your pre-registration form.  Once it has been determined that you qualify under one of the current vaccine phases, a link will be emailed to you to schedule an appointment for a vaccination. Please do not share the link.  Even if you qualify to get the vaccine now, you may still have to wait for an appointment due to the limited number of available vaccination appointments at our clinics. You will be in our system and you will receive an email to schedule your appointment when slots become available. If you do not have an email address, someone from the health department will contact you to assist you in scheduling an appointment.  No further action needed at this time.  Thank you.

If you have any questions about vaccine registration or need assistance in scheduling, please call the Charles County Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717.

  • Yes, please do not register more than once. If you pre-registered, you are still on the list and we will contact you when an appointment becomes available for you.

If you have any questions about vaccine registration or need assistance in scheduling, please call the Charles County Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717. 

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