Current Status 

Talbot County is in the process of completing the 1A Phase of vaccine administration. 
We anticipate being able to advance to Phase 1B the week of 1/18/2021, if we receive enough vaccine to do so. 
Target recipients for phase 1B include: 
-Adults age 75 and older
-Workers in the education sector
-Workers to ensure continuity of government

Talbot County residents aged 75 and older who are interested in receiving a COVID vaccine are invited to complete this form.
THIS FORM IS NOT A REGISTRATION FOR A COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENT.
It is a vaccine interest and contact information form. Please complete this form so the Health Department can contact you with instructions on how to register for a vaccine clinic when vaccine is available.
Please complete a separate form for each person who is interested in receiving the vaccine and is 75+ years old.
What's Next? You can expect an email from the Talbot County Health Dept. confirming that your information has been received. You will additionally be contacted when vaccines become available with instructions on how to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated. Thank you. 

Talbot County residents aged 65-74 years old who are interested in receiving a COVID vaccine are invited to complete this form.
Please complete this form so the Health Department can contact you with instructions on how to register for a vaccine clinic when vaccine is available.
Please complete a separate form for each person who is interested in receiving the vaccine and is 65-74 years old. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration for Talbot Health Care workers?​


Talbot County is currently vaccinating healthcare workers who qualify for Phase 1A.  Healthcare workers are defined as anyone who is licensed, certified, or registered with a healthcare professional board overseen by the Maryland Department of Health (https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/boards.ASPX). 
If you are a healthcare provider, please complete the form as soon as possible, and you will be emailed a link to register for an appointment." 


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Background

In December 2020, pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna were granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for COVID-19 vaccines.

This means the vaccine has been tested and is considered safe and effective for the general public to take.

How do they work?

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are known as mRNA vaccines. 

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines help our body develop immunity against COVID-19. Immunity means that your body will quickly recognize the virus that causes COVID-19 and will protect you from getting sick. 

  • ​mRNA vaccines do not change your DNA
  • mRNA vaccines do not cause disease
  • mRNA vaccines are not weakened COVID19 viruses
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccine require 2 separate doses for it to reach full efficacy. 
  • ​The Pfizer vaccine requires doses 21 days apart.
  • The Moderna vaccine requires doses 28 days apart.

What are the differences between the Moderna Vaccine and the Pfizer Vaccine?

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Side Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccines

After getting the vaccine, some may experience side effects. These side effects are common to vaccines, are usually mild to moderate, and usually go away 1-2 days after vaccination. People may experience more side effects after Dose #2.

Side Effects May Include:

  • ​Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Lymph node swelling
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain