February 11, 2022

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Maryland Department of Health to offer COVID-19 booster shots at hospital-based testing sites statewide through Governor Hogan’s Booster Action Plan

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations at existing state testing sites next week. Expanding the availability of dedicated locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines is part of Governor Hogan’s Booster Action Plan, which also includes the new VaxCash 2.0 Promotion with the Maryland Lottery to further incentivize Marylanders to get a booster shot. 

“Booster shots take your protection against COVID-19 to a different level and dramatically reduce your risk of getting severely ill, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “Many of the existing state-run COVID-19 testing sites, which were instrumental during the Omicron surge, will also serve as locations where Marylanders can get booster shots to maintain their immunity against COVID-19.”

Beginning next week, seven of the state’s existing COVID-19 sites will offer booster shots:

  • Lifebridge Health Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, starting on February 17: Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, starting on February 17: Open Thursdays and Fridays,  9 a.m. -  3 p.m.
  • UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, starting on February 18: Open Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. -  3 p.m.
  • UM Upper Chesapeake Hospital in Bel Air, starting on February 19: Open Saturdays and Sundays,  9 a.m. -  3 p.m.
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) in Glen Burnie, starting on February 20: Open Sundays and Mondays, 9 a.m. -  3 p.m.
  • Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital (located at Babe Ruth Field, Gibbons Commons) in Baltimore City, starting on February 20: Open Saturdays and Tuesdays, 7 a.m. -  5 p.m.
  • University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)/Main Campus in Baltimore City,  starting on February 22: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays,  9 a.m. -  7 p.m.

In addition, three state-supported sites already offer booster shots:

  • State Center Vaccination and Testing Site in Baltimore City: Vaccines available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 8 a.m. -  12 noon
  • UM Capital Region Medical Center (located at City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover): Vaccines available Monday - Saturdays, 11 a.m. -  4 p.m.
  • Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg: Vaccines available Mondays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.

Maryland residents 18 and older who have received their primary COVID-19 vaccinations and their booster shot in Maryland at any time are eligible for the $2 million VaxCash 2.0 Promotion. No registration or entry is required. The initial VaxCash 2.0 Promotion drawing on Tuesday, February 15 will award an eligible Marylander $500,000. Prizes of $50,000 will be awarded each week for the following ten weeks. On Tuesday, May 3, one Marylander will be awarded a grand prize of $1 million.

There are currently 539 pharmacies and clinics in total across the state that offer COVID-19 primary and booster shots. To find a vaccination location near you, visit covidVAX.maryland.gov. Vaccination clinic days and hours of operation are subject to change.

For more information about COVID-19 in Maryland visit covidLINK.maryland.gov. For the most recent Maryland COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov.


The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement. 

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