Weekly Schedule of COVID Vaccination Clinics in Baltimore City
Where To Get Vaccinated in Baltimore City
Fall 2023 COVID Vaccine Information
On September 12th, 2023, the CDC authorized an updated version of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older. These vaccines have been updated for the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season, and they target the most prevalent COVID virus variant, XBB.1.5.
The previous versions of COVID-19 vaccine, including the bivalent vaccine, are no longer authorized or available in the U.S.
Stay up to date on vaccinations for the greatest protection against COVID-19!
Who can get the updated vaccine?
Anyone ages 6 months and up can get an updated vaccine, regardless of previous vaccination status. Most people only need a single dose of the updated vaccine during the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season.
5 years and older: Get 1 dose of updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. If you've gotten a previous COVID vaccine, you should get the new one at least 2 months after your last dose.
6 months - 4 years old: Talk to your child's doctor about which updated COVID vaccine is recommended - if they have received one or more doses of vaccine in the past, recommendations depend on which brand of vaccine they previously received. If they have never been vaccinated against COVID-19, they will receive either 2 doses of updated Moderna vaccine or 3 doses of updated Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised: Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should get the updated COVID vaccine. If you have received one or more doses of vaccine in the past, you can get one or more doses of the updated vaccine now. If you have never been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can get three doses of the updated vaccine in order to be fully protected now.
Can I still get the updated COVID-19 vaccine for free?
Yes. Just like other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines are now covered by most commercial health insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid. For people without health insurance, Baltimore City Health Department will receive and distribute a small amount of the updated vaccine through the CDC's national Bridge Access Program.
Where can I find the updated vaccine?
Manufacturers are currently shipping the updated Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines to providers across the country. Retail pharmacies in Baltimore are expected to have the updated vaccine beginning the week of Sept 18th. You can use the vaccine locator tool at vaccines.gov to find a location near you and make an appointment. Baltimore City Health Department clinics will be re-launched once we have received the updated vaccine - check this website regularly for updates.
Walk-Up clinics for vaccinations - no appointments needed
The Baltimore City Health Department recommends that all eligible residents receive the mRNA vaccine - Moderna or Pfizer. If an individual 18 years and older is unable to receive a mRNA vaccine due to a history of allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, or other contraindication a Novavax vaccine may be given.
If you lost or damaged your vaccination card, go to MyIR Mobile to view and print a copy of your records.
Week of September 25th
No clinics currently scheduled as we await our shipments of the updated vaccines.