May 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update: All State Mass Vaccination Sites, Including the One in Germantown, Now Accepting Walk-Ups

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced this week that all 13 State-operated mass vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ups as well as people seeking COVID-19 vaccinations with appointments. This includes the mass vaccination site at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College.

In addition, many government- and privately-operated vaccination sites are now providing vaccinations to residents 16-and-older.

As of Thursday morning, May 6, State statistics show that more than 575,000 County residents (54.7 percent of all residents) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 427,000 residents (39.7 percent) are fully vaccinated. Today's statistics show only 14 new cases were reported in the County over the past day. That is the lowest single-day count since April 2020, the early stages of the health crisis. 

The increasing number of County residents who have been vaccinated, combined with decreasing numbers in newly reported new cases, continues to be encouraging. However, COVID-19 is still circulating in the community. The County is asking residents to not only get vaccinated, but also to get tested if they think they have symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

The County’s progress in battling the virus is told in numbers on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Vaccines appointments at County-operated facilities and Germantown mass vaccination site for residents 16-and-over can be scheduled at

Appointments and instructions to get walk-up vaccinations for State-operated sites can be found at

Parents/guardians do not have to accompany their 16- and 17-year-old children to the clinics.

Residents who have received a first dose at a County-operated clinic, but who have not received an email three days before the second dose due date, should email or call the COVID-19 center at 240-777-1755 for assistance in scheduling a second dose appointment. The County always maintain a supply of second dose vaccine for residents who received their first dose from the County.

Montgomery County now follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mask guidance. Rersidents who are fully vaccinated, may no longer need to wear a mask at certain times.

Residents who are frequently out in the community should continue getting a test at least once a month. No-cost home-based testing is available.

The CDC recommends people who have already had COVID-19 still get vaccinated. To be safe, it is best to wait at least 14 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19 or after symptoms start before getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The County relaxed some restrictions that were put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. See new guidance on what can be resumed.

There is very small risk of blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. If you received the J & J vaccine and experience any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Bring the white vaccination record card given at the site of your first vaccination to your second appointment so it can be updated. People who are traveling or returning to work or school should consider bringing the card with them in case proof of vaccination is requested.