COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Clinic will be closed, Monday, Jan. 17

We all need a BOOST. Learn more about the importance of COVID booster shots here.

Click for information on Pediatric (5- 11 year olds) COVID vaccine clinics

Boosters Now Available for Patients 12 years and up.

If you are interested in getting a booster for yourself or a child ages 12 and up, you may walk in to the Robinwood Vaccine Clinic Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. And/or you may schedule an appointment by emailingCOVID.vaccine@meritushealth.com.

If you wish to schedule your child for a vaccine appointment. Please provide the following in your email:

  1. Name, date of birth and address of the child
  2. Name, date of birth and address of parent or legal guardian
  3. Contact phone number for parent
  4. Requested time and date of appointment.

If you do not provide a time and date of appointment it will be selected based on availability of appointments.

Parents/legal guardians must Accompany Children under the age of 18 to the clinic and be present at time of vaccination.

Adults - Walk in now for your booster or schedule an appointment.

New approvals on vaccine boosters for adults have come out from the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Meritus Health's vaccination clinic in Robinwood Professional Center's atrium and the mobile vaccination clinic will now begin offering boosters for the three COVID-19 vaccine products following this newly approved guidance:

Moderna

  • A single booster dose (Half of the dose administered in the first two shots) is now approved
  • Patient must have received their second dose at least six months prior to the planned booster
  • Immunocompromised patients 18 years and older are still approved to receive the full dose of Moderna. This includes individuals who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are diagnosed with conditions that make patients equally immunocompromised.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson/J&J)

  • A single booster dose is now approved
  • Patient must have received their initial shot at least two months prior to the planned booster
  • Patient must be age 18 or older

Pfizer

  • Single booster doses continue to be available
  • Patient must have received their second dose at least five months prior to the planned booster

Not sure if it is time for a booster? Click here

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN RECEIVING MY FIRST DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE?

  • Once the first dose of the vaccine is given, you will be asked to sit for at least 15 minutes before you are able to leave so you can be monitored for any possible reactions.
  • You will receive V-Safe program information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that lists potential side effects and information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. You may register for the V-Safe program to document any side effects and receive important updates regarding the vaccine.
  • Even after you have received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine you should continue to practice the 3 W’s - wash your hands often, wear your mask and watch your distance. You are not immune from contracting COVID-19 after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO CHECK-IN FOR MY COVID-19 VACCINE?

  • Registration will occur in Robinwood Professional Center, Atrium.
  • Please bring your ID (drivers license, state issued ID) and insurance card.
  • Patients age 12-17 must have a signed consent form in order to receive a vaccine. Consent form is available here.

Where do I go for my scheduled COVID-19 vaccine?

  • The clinic is located at Robinwood Professional Center – Atrium (11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740).
  • Follow Meritus Vaccination Clinic signs to the Robinwood Professional Center - Silver parking lot and entrance.
  • Enter the Silver entrance of Robinwood Professional Center..

COVID Vaccine Map

Important Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

There are three COVID-19 vaccines.

For the two-dose products, you need to get two doses of the vaccine 21 or 28 days apart (depending on which vaccine you get). Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were designed to impart immunity with two doses. You must get two of the same vaccine. There is no clinical evidence as to whether you develop significant immunity after the first dose, so it is important to get the second dose on schedule.

It takes two weeks from your second dose for immunity to develop. Vaccinated persons may still be able to transmit the virus to others. Current vaccine studies were not designed to determine if or how well the vaccines would stop transmission of the virus to others. This is why it is important to continue wearing a mask and practicing social distancing even after you have been vaccinated.

washington county information is available here: https://www.washco-md.net/

For more information on the COVID Vaccines click the links below:

Pfizer Fact Sheet

Moderna Fact Sheet

Janssen Fact Sheet