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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccines are being offered in Maryland to patients 16 years and older as of 12 April, 2021.  BMS currently offers the Moderna Vaccine to our patients, which requires you be 18 years or older to receive.

BMS currently has a limited supply for our patients. Call 443-703-3600 and press 1 on our main menu to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, if available.

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

  • You are an established patient who receives care at BMS and has been seen within the last 3 years
  • You are 18 or older
  • You are not currently ill with COVID-19, have symptoms, or been exposed to COVID10 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 started or received the COVID-19 vaccine series at a non-BMS location
  • You have not had a severe allergic reaction to Moderna 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.  Those who have started the COVID-19 vaccine series at a non-BMS location should receive their second doses at that same location.  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.

Baltimore City Health Department is also offering vaccines for City residents 16 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.