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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.

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.
 
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available at each clinic. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for ages 6 months and up, and Novavax is available for ages 12 years and up. Booster shots will be available at each clinic for those who are eligible.

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

Thursday, February 2nd, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy, White Plains

Monday, February 6th, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy, White Plains

Tuesday, February 7th, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf

Wednesday, February 8th, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Dept., 15245 Prince Frederick Rd, Hughesville

Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy, White Plains

Monday, February 13th, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Village Green Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Rd, Indian Head

Tuesday, February 14th, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Hwy, Waldorf

Wednesday, February 15th, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Rd, Nanjemoy

Thursday, February 16th, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Hwy, 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.

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.

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 before your appointment time, bring a photo ID and COVID-19 vaccination card. 

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.