Who is eligible for a 3rd dose?
The CDC has authorized Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients for a 3rd dose if they have a health condition that severely weakens their immune system. 2.7% of the adult population and a small number of adolescents will qualify. These conditions include the following:
Organ transplant recipients
Current treatment for blood and lymph cancers (leukemias and lymphomas) and most
other types of cancers requiring chemotherapy
Stem cell transplant recipients
Advanced HIV infection
Active treatment with medications that weaken components of the immune system, including 20 or more milligrams/day of prednisone or comparable steroid medications, TNF blockers, and other medications that impair response of the immune system
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (e.g., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes)
Severe renal disease
Calvert County Health Department is currently offering Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson.
If you need help making an appointment, call 410-535-5400 extension 388.
If you need help getting copies of your vaccination record, register with MyIR.net.
Moderna is a two-dose series with the second dose at least 28 days after the first; we recommend making an appointment for a second dose immediately after making a first dose appointment. It is currently only approved for ages 18 and up. Please note that while all Maryland residents 16 and older are eligible for vaccination, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine's emergency use authorization includes ages 12 and up. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for 18 and older.
Pfizer is a two-dose series with the second dose at least 21 days after the first; we recommend making an appointment for a second dose immediately after making a first dose appointment. It is currently only approved for ages 12 and up. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
J&J is a single-dose vaccine. You can read about the updated EUA on J&J here https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download), and read Dr. Laurence Polsky’s post about J&J here https://www.calverthealth.org/healththreats/diseases/cvirus.html
Other vaccine providers: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine