Before you make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Ready to make your first-dose 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!

Are we currently making appointments in your Priority Group?

Confirm the groups in which we are making appointments right now. If we are not making appointments in your group, and you schedule one, we will need to cancel it.

Do you need a ride to your appointment?

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

If you need a ride to a vaccination appointment, contact:

A Ride On Vaccination Shuttle provides free service between the Shady Grove Metro Station and the Montgomery College - Germantown Campus vaccination site.

Did you receive your appointment invitation directly from Montgomery County?

You will get two emails for each vaccine dose.  Learn more about the emails, what they will look like, and how to use them. Any other links are not valid. If you use a non-valid link, we must turn you away at the door.

Your appointment link is  just for you. Do not share it with other people.

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 a different vaccine in the last 14 days?

If you got a flu or pneumonia vaccine, you should wait 14 days before getting the Moderna vaccine.

If you got a live vaccine, you should wait 28 days before receiving the Moderna vaccine. This includes the shingles vaccine.

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 healthcare provider. They can help you decide whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are you under the age of 18?

Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and over. We are not vaccinating anyone younger than 18.

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.