Select a language from the menu on the right.

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 5 years or older
  • You are currently not ill with COVID-19, you are symptom free, and meeting the criteria for discontinuing isolation
  • 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.


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 5 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: 

  • Pfizer Vaccine for all ages (5-11) and 12+ to adult (1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster)
  • Parental/Guardian consent for children 5 – 17 years old
  • If second, third or booster vaccination, bring vaccination card


Harford Heights Elementary School, 1400 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Furley Elementary School, 5001 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21206

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Patterson High School, 100 Kane Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

St. Casimir Church, 2800 O’Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224

St. Edwards Church, 901 Poplar Grove St, Baltimore, MD 21216

Our Lady of Pompei Catholic Church, 3600 Claremont St, Baltimore, MD 21224

BMS is conducting vaccination clinics for all vaccines including 5 – 11 years old; 12 – 17 years old; adults dose 1, 2 and 3; and booster:  

Baltimore City Health Department is also offering vaccines for City residents 5 years and older.  Please go to to register. Baltimore County residents may register at

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 for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts



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.