BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital will be launching a pilot program for same-day, walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday, April 22. No appointment will be needed.
A limited number of 200 Pfizer vaccines will be available for each day on a walk-up basis between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Saturday for anyone ages 16 and older.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 65.4% Of Adults Received At Least One Dose Of The Vaccine
The walk-up slots will be available for Baltimore City residents.
“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,” a UMMS press release stated.READ MORE: Police Looking For Suspect Who Fatally Shot Christopher Lee Lombr In Brooklyn Park
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 BCCFH COVID-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.
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).MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Meet To Discuss Strategies To Decrease Violent City Crime