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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 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 6 months 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.

BOOSTER DOSES:

BMS now offers Pfizer and Moderna booster doses to patients 12 years and older.  You may get either a Pfizer or 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 or Pfizer booster vaccine 5 months after your last dose in the series.
  • If you are eligible (12 years and older) for your second booster, you can receive a Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine 4 months after your first booster.

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. BMS does not currently have the Janssen vaccine.

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

  • Pfizer Vaccine for all ages (5-11) and 12+ to adult (1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster)
  • Moderna Vaccine for ages 6 months to 5 years old (first and second vaccine)
  • Parental/Guardian consent for children 3 – 17 years old
  • If second, third or booster vaccination, bring vaccination card

BMS at St. Agnes, 900 Caton Ave., Parking Lot B, Baltimore, MD 21229

    • REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT THIS LOCATION – CALL 443-703-3600 TO REGISTER
    • COVID-19 vaccinations only – no COVID testing at this site
    • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

BMS at Belair Edison, 3120 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213

    • REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT THIS LOCATION – CALL 443-703-3600 TO REGISTER
    • COVID-19 vaccinations only – no COVID testing at this site
    • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Keswick MultiCare Center, 700 W 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Shiloh Christian Community Church, 825 Yale Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

Transform A Nation/Abba’s House, 2008 Merritt Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222

    • None Scheduled at this Time – October date TBD
    • Vaccinations and testing available
    • Registration is recommended, but not required
    • Walk-ins are welcome too

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

    • None Scheduled at this Time – October date TBD
    • Vaccinations and testing available
    • Registration is recommended, but not required
    • Walk-ins are welcome too

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

    • None Scheduled at this Time – October date TBD
    • Vaccinations and testing available
    • Registration is recommended, but not required
    • Walk-ins are welcome too.

Our Lady of Pompei Catholic Church, 3600 Claremont St, Baltimore, MD 21224 – this is held in the gym

    • None Scheduled at this Time – October date TBD
    • Vaccinations and testing available
    • Registration is recommended, but not required
    • Walk-ins are welcome too.

Zollicoffer Pediatrics, 5051 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

    • None Scheduled at this Time – October date TBD
    • Vaccinations available
    • Registration is recommended, but not required
    • Walk-ins are welcome too.

BMS Rosedale, 9520 Philadelphia Road, Rosedale, Maryland 21237

BMS is conducting vaccination clinics for all vaccines ages 3 years old and up. Ages 3 – 5 years Moderna vaccine only and ages 5 years and older Pfizer vaccine only.

Baltimore City Health Department is also offering vaccines for City residents.  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 COVID-19 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.