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COVID-19 Vaccinations in Howard County

Vaccine Update - 3rd Doses

August 19, 2021 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and have a qualifying medical condition, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A third shot has been authorized only for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Read more >>

Howard County General Hospital will offer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of Howard County, expanding vaccine access to those who are underserved, vulnerable and hard to reach. This effort is being offered in collaboration with faith community partners for free. On this page you will find event information, links for pre-registration, what to expect and other related information.

Current Schedule of Events

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal MI
6798 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4 - 7 p.m.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, open to those 12 and older (12-17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Spanish interpreters available.
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Wilde Lake Interfaith Center during the Latino Health Fair
10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044
Saturday, Oct. 9 from noon - 4 p.m.
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, open to those 12 and older (12-17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Spanish interpreters available.
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What to Expect at Your Visit

  • If possible, wear items that will allow the vaccinator to access your upper arm easily.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance while inside and waiting in lines.
  • You will receive paper or electronic version of a fact sheet that tells you more about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you receive.
  • After getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you should be monitored on site for at least 15 minutes.
  • A second appointment for your second dose will be scheduled on site before your departure. Instructions are available in the recovery area, and vaccine clinic staff are available if you need help making your second appointment.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination card will be given that tells you which vaccine you received, the date you received it and the organization who provided the vaccination.
  • Please do not come for your vaccination appointment if you feel ill. Instead, contact your healthcare provider immediately for next steps.

View CDC video about what to expect at your vaccination appointment

What to Expect AFTER Your Visit

  • You may experience common side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.  You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of Pfizer and Moderna and after the single dose J&J vaccine.
  • If for some reason you cannot keep your second appointment, please let us know as soon as you are able by calling 410- 740-7601 or email HCGH-J2BH@jhmi.edu.
  • Consider registering for the V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
  • If you have medical questions or concerns following your vaccine, contact your health care provider.

View CDC video about what to expect after getting your vaccine

For Questions or More Information

If you have questions regarding any community COVID-19 testing event, please email HCGH-J2BH@jhmi.edu or call 410-740-7601.

Additional Resources
CDC- Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC- Different COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
JHM- COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Updates

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