COVID-19 Vaccinations for children

Content verified May 15, 2023

Vaccinations are important for every age group. They reduce the likelihood of a COVID-19 infection and the possibility of serious illness from an infection. Children who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations are less likely to miss school or childcare due to illness or exposures.

Learn about COVID-19 vaccine doses and timing for children on the CDC website.

Many locations offer children’s appointments


Check with your child’s health care provider


Check with pharmacies

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Check County-run clinics

If you need technical help making your child’s appointment, call the COVID-19 Call Center at 240-777-2982 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). When online appointments are full, the Call Center does not have more appointments available.

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Our general children’s clinics have vaccine doses for children ages 5 to 11. These clinics have a small number of doses for people age 12 and older.

Clinics for children 6 months to 5 years will only offer those vaccines as there is special packaging and dosing.

Prepare for your child’s appointment

Have your child wear clothing with easy access to the upper arm. We will ask them to roll up a sleeve to receive their vaccine dose.

Arrive no more than 15 minutes early for your child’s appointment. Every child with an appointment is guaranteed to get vaccinated during the clinic they were registered for.

Plan your bus trip to take transit to your child’s clinic.