State Center at 300 West Preston Street, just north of the Mount Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore, is serving as a COVID vaccine location managed by the BCCFH - COVID Task Force, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

This State Center location has taken the place of the Baltimore Convention Center location, which has now closed.

We are giving Pfizer shots only as:

Note: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be vaccinated or receive a booster.

Getting Vaccinated at State Center

Important note: When you come to State Center, please dress warmly. Due to the large number of people coming to the location and the need to limit for safety reasons how many people are inside the tent, you may need to wait outside for a time. If you are elderly, disabled or have infant children, please notify one of the BCCFH COVID Task Force personnel.  We will make every effort to minimize your waiting time outside.

  • For more efficient service, make an appointment using the yellow button below, although we welcome walk-ins for ages 12 and older.
  • For children age 5-11, appointments are encouraged but not required. Learn how to make an appointment for children ages 5-11.
  • State Center is an ADA-compliant facility, which means that all parts of it are accessible. 
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free, whether you have insurance or not.
  • Please don't arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
Weather closures: We will generally be open during light to moderate rain but may pause operations due to lightning or severe weather. In the case of severe weather, please check this page or call our call center at 410-649-6200.

If you already have a vaccine appointment at State Center and need information such as directions or what to bring, please read Getting the Vaccine at State Center

Choosing Your Vaccination Date

Keep in mind that you cannot be vaccinated:

  • Until 10 days after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis
  • If you have an active COVID-19 infection at the time of your appointment
  • If you have received monoclonal or polyclonal antibody infusion or convalescent plasma within the past 90 days
  • Learn more about when you can receive a booster dose.
  • Learn more about when immunocompromised people can schedule a third dose.

Schedule a First or Second Dose Appointment

All unvaccinated Marylanders age 5 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

To make an appointment now, click the button below or call 410-649-6200

Schedule a First or Second Pfizer Dose

If no appointments are currently available, please check back, as new appointments are being added regularly.

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Schedule a Booster

Regardless of the vaccine initially received, people age 18 and older may receive any of the three vaccines available in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer is the only vaccine authorized for people ages 12-17.

Note: BCCFH - COVID Task Force at State Center is only offering the Pfizer vaccine.

A third dose for immunocompromised people is not the same as a booster. If you are immunocompromised, please read about third doses.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourages fully vaccinated people people age 12 and older to get a booster shot. People who initially received: 

  • Pfizer should get a booster at least five months after the second dose of their initial vaccination
  • Moderna should get a booster at least five months after the second dose of their initial vaccination
  • J&J vaccine should get a booster shot at least two months after their initial vaccination 

If you are eligible for a booster, you can call 410-649-6200 or schedule online for a Pfizer shot at the State Center below:

Schedule a Pfizer Booster

If no appointments are currently available, please check back, as new appointments are being added regularly.

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If you need assistance scheduling, canceling, or rescheduling an appointment for the State Center only, call 410-649-6200, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. This will connect you with someone who can assist with entering your information into the system.

Getting the Vaccine at State Center


  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 3:30 pm

Appointments are encouraged on Saturday mornings, which is a high volume time. (Click on the yellow button above to make an appointment.) To decrease your wait-time on Saturdays, walk-ins are encouraged to come after 12 pm. 

Directions and Parking

300 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201 - On Preston Street between North Eutaw and Mason St.

See Google Map of location.  

Entrance, Drop-Off and Parking

  • Drop-off is on the westbound side of Preston Street between Mason and North Eutaw. See map at right.
  • Entrance is on the west side of the building. See map at right.
  • There is metered parking in the area near State Center.

Public Transit

The BCCFH at State Center is accessible by many forms of public transportation, including:

About BCCFH - COVID Task Force

BCCFH COVID Task Force - One Team. One Fight.

To meet the increased need for care due to COVID-19, the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) was established in March 2020 to provide treatment, testing and vaccination.

In November 2021 operations for vaccination and testing were moved from the Convention Center to State Center, just north of downtown. 

Jointly operated by:

Logos for Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System