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Charles County Health Department

Charles County Department of Health

The Charles County Department of Health has moved to Phase 3 which means healthy adults age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, the department only provides Moderna which is for individuals age 18 and older. To schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, visit charlescountycovid.org.  Registration links will be posted on the website every Friday between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the general population to schedule an appointment.   

Appointments are recommended but not required. Anyone age 18 and older can walk-in to the first dose clinics and receive a vaccination, as long as supplies last.  

We urge all Charles County residents age 65 and older to continue to pre-register at our website. These individuals will continue to be prioritized for vaccinations. Those without internet access and who need help making their appointment may call 301-609-6717 for additional assistance.

WE ARE IN PHASE 3:

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:

  • Moderna — Two doses, administered 28 days apart
  • Pfizer — Two doses, administered 21 days apart
  • Johnson & Johnson — One dose

The registration link to register for an appointment will be posted on the charlescountyhealth.org and charlescountycovid.org/vaccine-registration websites every Friday between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for clinics being held the following week.

  • Choose/click on the clinic date that works for you
  • Complete the individual patient registration for your selected appointment time in the vaccine appointment registration system (PrepModSM)

** When scheduling an appointment scroll down to see additional appointment times

Visit charlescountyhealth.org or charlescountycovid.org for the most recent vaccination site locations.

  • 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)

Visit charlescountyhealth.org or charlescountycovid.org to schedule a second dose appointment.

  • It is best to receive your vaccine in your primary residence to ensure you will receive both doses from the same manufacture.

You can always get the latest information at charlescountycovid.org, visit our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or call the Charles County COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6710 for a pre-recorded message about our current vaccination clinics. 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 www.charlescountymd.gov.

Maryland Department of Health (MDH):  https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/

If you have questions or need help, operators are available to assist you.

Call 855-MD-GoVAX (855-634-6829)

Available resources will evolve as the Maryland vaccination effort moves forward.
Please check our resources page regularly for information and updates.

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The Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html

  • 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.

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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