***New*** The recording and transcript of the Vaccine Information Session with Experts on Friday, April 23 is available here.
How to get vaccinated
- We encourage all community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
- ***NEW*** AME Pharmacy is accepting walk-in vaccine appointment Monday – Friday 9 AM-5 PM.
- ***NEW*** UMBC Community Member may now be vaccinated at UMB’s clinic. Go to https://www.umaryland.edu/get-the-vaccine/ to register and select yes if asked, “Do you work/live/study in Baltimore City?”
- ***NEW*** Mass Vaccination Sites, including M&T Bank Stadium are offering “University Days” right now! Directions on how to register can be found here. NOTE: You will be REQUIRED to show a valid university student ID.
- Pre-register at Mass Vaccination Sites.
- Baltimore County is actively working through is registry and is generally providing appointments within 48-72 hours. You are eligible if you live, work, or study in Baltimore County. Register here.
- If you are a veteran who receives medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs, you may be eligible to get vaccinated through the VA.
- Several pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, participating pharmacies can be found here.
- Updates on the COVID-19 vaccine process in Maryland and information about how to get vaccinated in Maryland are available here.
- Here are some helpful tips about finding a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Additionally, some local health departments use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels to provide updates on vaccine availability, eligibility, and guidelines.
- Before you head to your vaccination appointment, review this Information about getting your COVID-19 vaccine.
- We encourage all community members to sign up for the vaccine registry created by their local county health department. Any UMBC employee may also register with the Baltimore County Health Department, even if they do not live in Baltimore County. Register with Baltimore County Health Department here. The Baltimore County Health Department is currently offering vaccine appointments to UMBC faculty, staff and student workers.
More questions about the vaccine? Check out this site from the University of Chicago.
Addressing Vaccine Skepticism
Skeptical about getting the vaccine? A Doctor discusses their skepticism about the vaccine and why they ultimately decided to get it in the New York Times.
Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
Once you are fully vaccinated you can:
- Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people of any age
- Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness
- Travel domestically without a pre- or post-travel test
- Travel domestically without quarantining after travel
- Travel internationally without a pre-travel test depending on destination
- Travel internationally without quarantining after travel
Find out more about what you can and can’t do once you are fully vaccinated here.