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Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital launches pilot program for walk-up vaccinations without appointments

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Walk-up vaccination sites are now opening. Courtesy photo

Baltimore— The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH), a public-private partnership of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), will be launching a pilot of same-day walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations with no appointment needed, as of April 22, 2021.

A limited amount of 200 Pfizer vaccines will be available each day on a walk-up basis between 10am and 12pm Monday thru Saturday for individuals age 16 and older, following Maryland’s vaccination eligibility guidelines. Aligning with the charge from MDH for geographic priority at the BCCFH, the walk-up slots will be offered for residents of Baltimore City.

Walk-up vaccinations offer an option for Baltimoreans who have difficulty accessing registration via a computer or phone, or who may prefer it instead of direct scheduling or pre-registration. Individuals seeking a walk-up vaccination should follow signage directing them to the area outside the Pratt Street Lobby near the Light Rail stop, which will be a different “check-in” area than for other BCCFHCOVID-19 operations.

Walk-up times and vaccination capacity may change over time, and individuals should be prepared to wait, depending on demand.

Vaccination appointments are also offered at the BCCFH; individuals can call 410-649-6200 or visit www.umms.org/BCCvaccine to book an appointment. Additional information about other vaccine sites and Maryland’s response to COVID-19 is available at covidlink.maryland.gov.

Vaccine and other coronavirus data are available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.


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