The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is now providing booster shots to an expanded group of eligible residents after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include all adults.
“Expanded eligibility for boosters is good news for all of us as we approach the holiday season and the winter months,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We have plenty of vaccine for adults, and there are numerous places throughout the community where residents can get vaccinated. This booster will provide residents with an extra layer of protection and help to slow down the spread of the virus, which will make our County even safer.”
Residents who are eligible for booster doses can get vaccinated at pharmacies, through private providers or at County-operated and other health care clinics. Eligible individuals who would like a specific vaccine as their booster dose should check with the vaccination site before making an appointment to ensure availability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce the approval of boosters for all vaccinated individuals aged 18 and older in the next several days.
Eligibility for a booster includes:
- Anyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, at least two months after the single dose.
- Anyone 18 and older who received the Moderna or Pfizer two-dose vaccine at least six months after the second dose.
Those feeling sick or thinking they may have been exposed to COVID-19, should get tested. Find free testing clinics at www.MoCoCOVIDtesting.org.
For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.