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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 


BMS is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to BMS patients meeting the criteria below.  We are also providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who is eligible at our community vaccination clinics.

Call 443-703-3600 and press 1 on our main menu to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine if you are currently a BMS patient:

In order to receive the vaccine, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an established BMS patient
  • You are 5 years or older
  • You are not currently ill with COVID-19, have symptoms, or been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • You have not received a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 illness within the last 90 days
  • You have not had a severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccines

For those who are currently ill, have been exposed, or received monoclonial infusion, you need to wait until the time period noted above has been met in order to receive the vaccine. If you have had a severe allergic reaction to the components of the vaccine or other vaccines, please consult with your provider to determine if you should get this vaccine.

BOOSTER DOSES:

BMS now offers Pfizer and Moderna booster doses to patients 18 years and older.  You may get either a Pfizer of Moderna booster regardless of which vaccine you initially received in your vaccine series.  Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you received a Janssen vaccine for your COVID-19 vaccine,  you may receive a Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine 2 months after your dose.
  • If you received a Pfizer or Moderna for your COVID-19 vaccine series, you may receive a Moderna of Pfizer vaccine 6 months after your last dose in the series.

While Janssen is an option for you as well for a booster dose, BMS does not currently have Janssen.  The ability to get a different vaccine for your booster does not apply to those who are receiving the initial series; you should receive the same vaccine for your second dose that you received for your first dose.

If you are a community member, you can receive a FREE COVID-19 vaccination at one of our community-based clinic days:

BMS is conducting vaccination clinics for all vaccines including 5 – 11 years old; 12 – 17 years old; adults dose 1 and 2; and booster:  

  • Villlage Pediatrics, One East University Parkway, Baltimore, 21218 on Friday, December 3 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm     
  • Zollicoffer Pediatrics, Lifebridge Health Campus, 5051 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21209, Saturday, December 4 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm     
  • Zollicoffer Pediatrics, Lifebridge Health Campus, 5051 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21209, Saturday, December 11 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm     

Baltimore City Health Department is also offering vaccines for City residents 5 years and older.  Please go to https://covax.baltimorecity.gov/ to register. Baltimore County residents may register at https://coronavirusvaccineoutreach-bc-gis.hub.arcgis.com/

Please visit the Maryland Department of health website for more info.

What you need to know about the vaccine

  • The vaccines will not give you COVID-19.

  • The vaccines work to prevent you from getting seriously ill with COVID-19.

  • Mild side effects are normal, including injection-site pain, fatigue, fever, muscle aches, headaches and chills.

Information about the vaccines is constantly changing

Please visit covidLINK.maryland.gov for the most up-to-date information.


COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts

MYTH

FACT

MYTH:The vaccine will make you sick.

FACT:The vaccine will not make you sick. You may experience some mild side effects such as fever, soreness at the injection site and fatigue.

MYTH:The COVID-19 vaccine is not safe because it was rapidly developed.

FACT:The emergency situation warranted an emergency response, but that does not mean that companies bypassed safety protocols or performed inadequate testing.

MYTH:I already had COVID-19, so I do not need to get the vaccine.

FACT:There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again. It is recommended that people who have had COVID-19 get vaccinated.

MYTH:I will not need to wear a mask after I get the COVID-19 vaccine.

FACT:Until more is understood about how well the vaccine works, continuing with precautions such as mask-wearing, physical distancing and washing hands frequently will be important.

Find Resources In Your Community

Our Health Center Locations

  • Belair-Edison

    3120 Erdman Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21213
    (410) 558-4800
    Fax: (410) 276-4067
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  • East Baltimore Medical Center

    1000 E. Eager Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 522-9800
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  • Highlandtown

    3700 Fleet Street, Ste. 200
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224
    (410) 558-4900
    Fax: (410) 522-1475
    Directions

  • Middlesex

    1245 Eastern Boulevard
    Baltimore, Maryland 21221
    (410) 558-4700
    Fax: (410) 675-8947
    Directions

  • Pine Heights

    1001 Pine Heights Avenue, Suite 100
    Baltimore, Maryland 21229
    (443)-703-3600
    Fax: 443-703-3207
    Directions

  • Saint Agnes

    900 S. Caton Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21229
    Parking Lot B
    (443) 703-3200
    Fax: 443-703-3207
    Directions

  • AbsoluteCare Inc.

    1040 Park Ave Ste 200
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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    THIS CENTER IS BY REFERRAL ONLY

  • AbsoluteCARE of MD2, LLC

    7501 Greenway Center Dr Ste 600
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    Directions

     

    THIS CENTER IS BY REFERRAL ONLY