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Emergency Preparedness

*** Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information ***

Dorchester County COVID-19 Information

For all COVID-19 inquiries, such as scheduling an appointment for testing or vaccination, please call our new COVID-19 satellite office at 410-228-0235. 

Pre-register online or call 410-228-0235 to schedule an appointment for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at the Dorchester County Health Department. For information about community vaccination clinics, please call 410-228-0235 as locations and times vary.

Individuals age 12 and up are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. There are now booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines. Eligible individuals can choose which booster shot to get. Please note: DCHD does not currently have J&J, but we are offering boosters of Pfizer and Moderna to:
- all J&J vaccine recipients at least 2 months after the single dose.
- individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna series and are age 65+, 18+ with underlying medical conditions, or 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings at least 6 months after the second dose.


ATTENTION PARENTS OF 5-11 YEAR OLDS: Once approved by the CDC, DCHD will hold special Pfizer vaccine clinics for this age group. If you would like your child to be vaccinated, please complete our interest form for each child.

Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card or need proof of vaccination? Please visit MD.MyIR.net and complete the online form to view and print your official vaccination record for free.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and resources, visit covidlink.maryland.gov


The role of the Dorchester County Health Department Emergency Preparedness program is to provide guidance and leadership before, during, and after disasters, on a variety of public health and medical threats to Dorchester County. Such threats include bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, radiological incidents, and more. Activities include interagency collaboration with other local, regional, and state agencies on planning, exercises, and real-world responses to all hazards.

Disasters can occur at any time. You can feel helpless, or you can be prepared. It is up to you. The steps to readiness are not difficult. First, make an emergency supply kit for yourself and your family. Set aside supplies to survive three days at home. Water, food, first aid supplies, a flashlight, and a battery powered radio. Next, develop a family communications plan so your family can stay in touch during an emergency. Third, learn how to respond to the different types of disasters.

That information, along with details about disasters, kits, and plans are available at www.ready.gov.

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If you should have any questions about emergency preparedness, please call the Public Health Emergency Planner at 410-228-3223, or email brice.strang@maryland.gov.

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Roger L. Harrell, MHA: Health Officer

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