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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Maryland has started rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be given out in phases with the first that of healthcare workers and first responders as well as some patients who are at higher risk for the disease.

At this time, BMS is not yet scheduling appointments for patient vaccinations, please check back for updates.

 

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.