Last updated: February 19, 2021
Vaccine Second Dose FAQ
When and how will I receive a link to register for my second dose?
Second dose registration links will be sent out through PrepMod via the email you used to register. Please watch your email inbox and spam. People in need of a second dose will be given the opportunity to sign up for appointments first and must sign up within 24 hours of receiving the registration link. Please remember that if you received the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose is due exactly 21 days later and if you received the Moderna vaccine, your second dose is due exactly 28 days later. The day that you received your vaccine is Day 0.
What if I am not able to register on the exact day the second dose of my vaccine is due? Am I still able to get my second dose?
People should not be scheduled to receive the second dose earlier than recommended (3 weeks for Pfizer-BioNTech or 4 weeks for Moderna). However, second doses administered within a grace period of 4 days earlier than the recommended date for the second dose are still considered valid. People in need of a second dose will be given the opportunity to sign up for appointments first and must sign up within 24 hours of receiving the registration link. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, second COVID-19 doses should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is
not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech
vaccine (recommended 21 days) and Moderna vaccine (recommended 28 days) may be
scheduled for administration up to 42 days after the first dose.
I received my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine from another county. Am I able to get my second dose at one of the Anne Arundel county’s vaccine locations?
You should go back to the same place that you received your first dose. For every first dose that is sent to a facility, a second dose is automatically held for that person and will be sent to that facility when it is time. So the county where you received the first dose will automatically be sent your second dose. Anne Arundel County will not have that second dose. If you come to an Anne Arundel location for the second dose, it would be taking away a first dose from someone else.