COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated February 24, 2021, 11:45 a.m. - revised immediately when we have new information

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Preregister for Montgomery County-operated clinics

Preregister

You must preregister to make an appointment. See eligible priority groups.

Please preregister online. If you need help with the form, call 240-777-2982.

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Make an appointment

Sign up for email/text vaccine updates

When we have doses available, we will contact you to make a vaccine appointment. This may take some time.

We will send you an email or text message with

  • a link for scheduling your appointment, and
  • a list of available clinic dates, locations, and times.

The email will come from c19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Your appointment link will be just for you. Do not share it with other people.

3

Get vaccinated

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

What to expect at your vaccine appointment

Second doses: No need to preregister for your second dose!
About three weeks after you get your first dose, we will contact you for your second dose appointment. The email will come from c19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions about the vaccine

Vaccine Priority Groups


Supply is very limited. PLEASE BE PATIENT as the available supply of the vaccine in Maryland catches up to the demand. The vaccine will eventually be available to all Marylanders.


Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

Maryland COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard


Volunteer to help vaccinate

COVID-19 Media - share our graphics and flyers


Vaccine appointment options

Montgomery County-run clinics

Montgomery County DHHS Clinics are currently vaccinating 1A (all tiers) and 1B (Tier 1: ages 75+). We are preregistering 1A/1B/1C.

Your appointment invitation will include available locations.

Clinics run by other organizations

Local hospitals are vaccinating 1A/1B/1C.

For Veterans enrolled in VA Healthcare

Retail pharmacies are vaccinating 1A/1B/1C.

Maryland mass vaccination sites are vaccinating 1A/1B/1C.

Text “MDReady” to 898-211 to get alerts from the State, including notices of when there are available appointments at the mass vaccination sites.

COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups

Phase 1 Priority Groups Flyer (PDF)

More resources

Priority Group 1A

Per state guidance, all persons in Priority Group 1A are eligible for vaccination.

Our County clinic appointments are currently for Groups 1A and Group 1B, Tier 1 (Adults ages 75 or older).

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

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Priority Group 1A, Tier 1

*** We are making appointments in this tier. Preregister. ***

Hospital systems are responsible for vaccine administration to hospital-based healthcare workers. The CDC's Pharmacy Partnership is coordinating the distribution and administration of vaccination in congregant living facilities.

Priority Group 1A, Tier 2

*** We are making appointments in this tier. Preregister. ***

Populations with frequent exposure to individuals with known COVID-19 and/or providing services essential to the maintenance of public health and healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes populations unable to work from home and unable to control social distancing. 

Priority Group 1A, Tier 3

*** We are making appointments in this tier. Preregister. ***

Populations with risk of exposure to individuals with suspected COVID-19 and/or providing services essential to the maintenance of public health and health care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes populations that may be unable to work from home and unable to control social distancing.

Priority Group 1B

Per state guidance, all persons in Priority Group 1B are eligible for vaccination. The vaccine supply is extremely limited. It will be difficult for many weeks to get an appointment.

Our County clinic appointments are currently for Groups 1A and Group 1B, Tier 1 (Adults ages 75 or older).

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

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Priority Group 1B, Tier 1

*** We are making appointments in this tier. Preregister. ***

Adults age 75 and older

U.S. Census estimate: 73,000 residents

Priority Group 1B, Tier 2

Preregister

Front-line essential workers hold critical jobs essential to the functioning of society and have potential occupational exposure to individuals with COVID-19. A subset of frontline essential workers has the highest risk for potential exposure as they are unable to work from home or control social distancing.

Priority Group 1B, Tier 3

Preregister

Front-line essential workers hold critical jobs essential to the functioning of society and have potential occupational exposure to individuals with COVID-19. A subset of frontline essential workers has the highest risk for potential exposure as they are unable to work from home and may be unable to control social distancing. 

Priority Group 1C

Per state guidance, all persons in Priority Group 1C are eligible for vaccination. The vaccine supply is extremely limited. It will be difficult for many weeks to get an appointment.

Our County clinic appointments are currently for Groups 1A and Group 1B, Tier 1 (Adults ages 75 or older).

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

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Priority Group 1C, Tier 1

Preregister

Adults age 65 to 74

U.S. Census estimate: 91,000 residents

Priority Group 1C, Tier 2

Preregister

Populations with high-risk medical conditions have a significantly increased risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Nearly 90% of persons hospitalized for COVID-19 have an underlying medical condition.

  • Adults 16(18)-64 years old with medical conditions

Priority Group 1C, Tier 3

Preregister

Other attributes that put people at significantly higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness include living and working in congregate settings, experiencing homelessness, living in an area with a high rate of transmission, and working in an industry with a high rate of transmission.

Priority Group 2

*** We will update this section when this group may preregister. ***

People in critical infrastructure roles

Priority Group 3

*** We will update this section when this group may preregister. ***

General population

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Open Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution Dashboard in a new window -- view more easily on mobile devices!

Navigate the charts with the arrows in the Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.

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