All University of Maryland students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster, University Health Center director Spyridon Marinopoulos wrote in a campuswide email Tuesday.
All community members can receive a Pfizer booster at the health center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said people can “mix and match” their vaccine doses, meaning they can receive a booster vaccine that is different from the vaccine they originally received.
Other retail pharmacies, clinics and local and state vaccination sites are also offering booster appointments.
Community members are eligible to receive the booster due to the relative density of dorms and classrooms, Marinopoulos wrote.
The CDC recommends people 18 or older to receive a booster if they received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. People 18 or older who received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago should get a booster if they work or live in a location that puts them at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 or have underlying health conditions that could increase the risk of severe COVID-19.