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County Executive Elrich Announces That County Will Now Provide COVID-19 Booster Shots for Residents 18 Years and Older

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 19, 2021

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is now providing booster shots to an expanded group of eligible residents after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include all adults.

“Expanded eligibility for boosters is good news for all of us as we approach the holiday season and the winter months,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We have plenty of vaccine for adults, and there are numerous places throughout the community where residents can get vaccinated. This booster will provide residents with an extra layer of protection and help to slow down the spread of the virus, which will make our County even safer.”

Residents who are eligible for booster doses can get vaccinated at pharmacies, through private providers, or at County-operated and other health care clinics. Eligible individuals who would like a specific vaccine as their booster dose should check with the vaccination site before making an appointment to ensure availability.   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce the approval of boosters for all vaccinated individuals aged 18 and older in the next several days.

Who is eligible for a booster?

  • Anyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, at least two months after the single dose.

  • Anyone 18 and older who received the Moderna or Pfizer two-dose vaccine at least six months after the second dose. 

Find appointments at County-operated clinics at www.GoVaxMoco.com  Links on the page can also help users find other providers, including retail pharmacies, offering COVID-19 boosters. If you need help to make an appointment at a County-operated vaccination site, please call the COVID-19 call center at 240-777-2982, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you feel sick or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested. Find free testing clinics at www.MoCoCOVIDtesting.org. 

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD

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Release ID: 21-960
Media Contact: Mary Anderson , 240-777-6507
Categories: Health, Public Safety