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Charles County Department of Health Provides New Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Doses

The new bivalent booster doses are now available at all Charles County Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics. For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please use the links below to register for one of our upcoming vaccine clinics or call the Charles County COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717.

Charles County Department of Health Now Offering Novavax Vaccine at all COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

On July 19, 2022, the CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, approving the Novavax vaccine for emergency use authorization for adults 18 years and older. Novavax is a two-dose, protein-based COVID-19 vaccine that is currently being used in more than 40 countries and has been authorized by the European Union and the World Health Organization.

Novavax is the fourth COVID-19 vaccine available in the U.S., in addition to Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. As a protein-based vaccine, Novavax is another option for people who are allergic to one of the components in a mRNA or viral-vector vaccine. The vaccine is currently authorized as a primary series only, and not as a booster dose.

The Novavax vaccine is created using more traditional protein-based technology for vaccine development, unlike the other vaccines currently available in the United States (the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines and viral-vector Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The Novavax vaccine uses a combination of purified coronavirus spike proteins and an immune-boosting stimulant called an adjuvant (common in many vaccines) to strengthen the body’s immune response against COVID-19.

For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please use the links below to register for one of our upcoming vaccine clinics or call the Charles County COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Provided to Homebound Residents

Charles County Department of Health is providing vaccinations for homebound Charles County residents.
To make an appointment please contact the call center at 301-609-6717.

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The upcoming clinics are for individuals ages 6 months and older. Vaccinations for 6 months to 5 years will be held at the indoor clinics only, and Moderna will be provided for this age group. 
 
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available at each clinic for all other age groups. Booster shots will be available at each clinic for those that are eligible.

Appointments are recommended and walk-ins are required to register on-site upon arrival. 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Jaycees Waldorf, Waldorf

Friday, October 7th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Charles County Health Dept., White Plains

Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Health Safety Event,2040 Saint Thomas Drive,Waldorf, MD 20601 

Tuesday, October 11th, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jaycees Waldorf, Waldorf

Thursday, October 13th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Piccowaxen Middle School, Newburg

Friday, October 14th, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Charles County Health Department, White Plains

Monday, July 25th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Village Green Pavilion, Indian Head (This clinic will be held indoors)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Jaycees Waldorf, Waldorf (This clinic will be held indoors)

Wednesday, July 27th, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Charles County Health Dept., White Plains (This clinic will be held indoors)

Thursday, July 28th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Nanjemoy Food Distribution Center, Nanjemoy (This clinic will be held indoors)

Upcoming Pfizer Vaccination Clinics For Children Five And Up:

Wednesday, November 10th, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Davis Middle School, Waldorf

For information on vaccine availability throughout the State of Maryland at retail pharmacies, and other local clinics, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-MD-GoVAX  (1-855-634-6829). Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

How To Register
For The COVID-19 Vaccine

Register for an appointment using the registration links provided on the website.

On the day of the appointment arrive approximately 10 minutes early, bring the confirmation and a government issued photo ID. If you are a healthcare worker, first responder, or childcare provider, please bring some form of documentation or ID that shows proof of employment (i.e. letter from employer on official letterhead, work ID, license)

To schedule your second dose appointment, use one of the registration links above for your desired date and time.

The 6 Phases of the Vaccine Distribution

Many people want to be at the front of the line when it comes time to receive the vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has met and issued guidance on who should receive the vaccine first. Similarly, the Maryland Department of Health has a committee to direct how the vaccine should be distributed in Maryland. At this time the CCDOH has created Phase 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B and 3. CCDOH is following CDC and state guidelines for the administration of the vaccine. As more vaccine is made available additional groupings will be added until everyone is covered. If you are not sure if you are in one of the currently eligible phases, there is a more detailed definition below.

If you have any questions about vaccine registration or need assistance in scheduling, please call the Charles County Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717. 

Pre-Register Online

Find out which phase of the vaccination process you are eligible for, and pre-register so you can be notified as soon as the vaccine becomes available for you.

Register By Phone

If you are unable to pre-register online, call the COVID-19 Call Center to get added to our pre-registration list. By getting added to this list, you will be notified as soon as the vaccine is available for you.

What To Expect In Your Vaccination Journey

Visit the Charles County COVID vaccine registration page to start your journey.

Complete the pre-registration form.

When you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your appointment. Due to the limited number of vaccines, you may not be able to schedule a date and time at this point.

You will be contacted again when an appointment slot becomes available. 

On your scheduled appointment date and time, go to the vaccination site to receive your first dose.

Need a Copy of Your Vaccination Card?

If you have misplaced or lost your COVID-19 vaccination card, Maryland residents can log on to MyIR to print and view their official vaccine record.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Fully Vaccinated?

The CDC has released their recommendations and guidelines for individuals who have been fully vaccinated.
Click the button below to see their latest updates.