Before you make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Ready to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a Montgomery County-run clinic?

Here are some questions to ask before you schedule your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you!

Do you need a ride to your appointment?

Don't wait until you have a vaccine appointment to arrange transportation. Start planning now.

Get a ride to your COVID-19 vaccination.

Do you need more information about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Our clinics use the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines.

Have you had COVID-19 in the last 90 days?

If you have had COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the last 90 days, we can vaccinate you if you

  • are recovered, and
  • were not given monoclonal antibodies.

If you received monoclonal antibodies, you must wait 90 days.

Have you had another vaccine recently?

You may now get COVID-19 and other vaccines on the same day, or within a few days of each other. Check with your health care provider if you have questions about your vaccine timing.

Do you have a history of anaphylactic reaction to any vaccine?

If you have a history of allergic reaction to any other vaccine, discuss your situation with your healthcare provider. You may receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You should be monitored after you receive your dose.

You should not receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose if you had a severe allergic reaction to

  • a previous COVID-19 vaccine dose, or
  • a COVID-19 vaccine ingredient.

Are you pregnant?

Discuss your situation with your health care provider. They can help you decide whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are you eligible?

County Clinics are currently vaccinating all residents 5 and older:

  • Age 5 to 17: Pfizer vaccine
  • Age 18 and older: J&J, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccine

Do you have at least 30 minutes of time for your vaccination appointment?

The on-site registration process and vaccination can take some time. Also, you should wait 15 minutes after you get your dose in case you have a reaction. For your safety, please make sure you have the time in your schedule to wait the full 15 minutes.

Is there anything different about preparing for a booster appointment?

You will be asked to show proof of your first dose(s) of the vaccine so either have a photo of your immunization card on your phone or bring a hard copy with you when you receive a booster dose.  This is because the amount of vaccine given for a booster can be different than the first or second dose.

Can I get whatever vaccine I want for my booster dose?

Yes, you may choose the type of vaccine you want to receive for your booster.  Not all vaccination clinics offer every type of vaccine so if you are looking for a specific type of vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for a booster, please be sure and make an appointment and check the availability of the vaccine yoiu are looking for.