Recent News

Information about COVID-19 booster doses

Booster doses are currently authorized by the FDA and recommended by CDC for all individuals 12 years and older.

Call Center holiday hours

The COVID Call Center will be closed on December 31 and January 1 for the New Year holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 3.

Two new COVID-19 testing sites

The Baltimore City Health Department has added two new testing sites: Nomi Health in downtown Baltimore and Accu Reference Medical Lab is in northwest Baltimore on the grounds of the former Public

COVID-19 testing updates for Baltimore City

Due to very high test volumes, tests are taking longer to process. We appreciate your patience as we work to get COVID-19 test results back to you as quickly as we can. We understand the importance

The CDC preferentially recommends individuals receive mRNA vaccines

The CDC preferentially recommends individuals receive mRNA vaccines - Moderna or Pfizer - for the prevention of COVID-19 over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Health Department Announces Plan to Distribute Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Through Community-Based Organizations Serving VALUE Communities 

BALTIMORE, MD.(Tuesday, November 30, 2021) – Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is excited to participate in the distribution of free Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits received from the Maryland Department of Health. BCHD will make COVID-19 rapid test kits available to eligible community-based organizations in limited quantities to be distributed to clients and community members.

Health Department and Convention Center Field Hospital Announce Appointment Only Pediatric Vaccination Clinic

BALTIMORE, MD. (Friday, November 5th, 2021) –Today, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa and the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital announced an appointment only pediatric vaccination clinic. This Saturday, November 6th, The Baltimore City Health Department in partnership with the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital and Five Medicine will hold a by appointment only 5-11 year old vaccination clinic at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital from 8 am to 12 pm.

Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works Announce Grants Program to Support Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic and Outreach Efforts

Baltimore, MD (Thursday, May 27, 2021). The Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works Inc. announced a request for proposals for community organizations and community leaders working in Baltimore City interested in setting up vaccination clinics and performing vaccine education for VALUE communities.