February 11, 2022
Deidre McCabe, Director, Office of Communications, 410-767-3536
Andy Owen, Deputy Director, Media Relations, 410-767-6491
Maryland Department of Health to offer COVID-19 booster shots at hospital-based testing sites statewide through Governor Hogan’s Booster Action PlanBaltimore, 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.