COVID-19 Vaccine Information

NEW: Walk in now for your Booster!

COVID-19 vaccine boosters are now available at the Meritus vaccine clinic in Robinwood Professional Center's Atrium following new authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Qualifying individuals may walk in weekdays between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Approved groups for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster include:

  • People age 65 and older
  • Individuals age 18-64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to immunocompromised systems.
  • Those whose occupations or environments put them at high risk for exposure to COVID-19, including health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, those in homeless shelters or prisons and more. Anyone who believes their work or daily life brings them in frequent contact with individuals who could have COVID-19 should first speak with their physician or primary health care provider to determine if they are a good candidate for this booster dose.

Anyone requesting a booster should be at least six months out from receiving their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

If you would prefer to select a specific time for your booster appointment, please select from the available days/times through the MyChart patient portal. Visit the MyChart section of this website to access your MyChart account or set one up.

Meritus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

First/second doses available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pfizer Boosters now available monday-friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Appointments can be made via MyChart or walk in.

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available at all clinics.

As of early September, CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional information from the CDC can be found here.

Can you mix and match the vaccines?

For people who received either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine series, a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. A person should not receive more than three mRNA vaccine doses. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered.

*Johnson & Johnson. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available at the Meritus Vaccine Clinic as well as all mobile community vaccine locations.

VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE 12 AND OLDER. CONSENT FORM FOR AGE 12-17 AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE. THE CONSENT FORM SHOULD BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRIOR TO THE VACCINE BEING GIVEN.

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

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.

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.
  • Light snacks and bottled water will be provided.
  • 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.

if my COVID-19 vaccine is a two-dose vaccine, When do I show up for my second dose?

  • Both doses are necessary for maximum effectiveness.
  • Your follow-up vaccine appointment will be scheduled at the time you check in for your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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