State Center at 300 W. Preston St, just north of Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, is a COVID vaccination location managed by the BCCFH COVID Task Force, a joint operation by University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

At different times throughout the week, this same location offers COVID testing.

We also have COVID home rapid test kits (1 per person) and KN-95 masks (2 per person) available to the public on a walk-up basis. They are being distributed at the exit on the east side of the State Center COVID testing/vaccination tent, while supplies are available, on both vaccination and testing days. You may also order free home test kits from covidtests.gov. Each home in the United States is eligible to receive 4 tests kits through the mail.

We are giving Pfizer shots only as:

We are giving Moderna shots only as:

  • First and second doses to infants/children age 6 months to 4 years old

Important Note: We currently have a limited supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months – 4 years old. These vaccines are available by appointment only.  We anticipate that we will receive more vaccines in the near future. If you are unable to make a vaccine appointment for your child from when you click the yellow button below, it means that all available appointments for this age group are filled. Please check back later.  

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

When you come to State Center, please dress appropriately for the weather. 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:

Schedule a First or Second Dose Appointment

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

Important Note: We currently have a limited supply of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months – 4 years old. These vaccines are available by appointment only.  We anticipate that we will receive more vaccines in the near future. If you are unable to make a vaccine appointment for your child from when you click the yellow button below, it means that all available appointments for this age group are filled. Please check back later.  

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

Schedule a First or Second Pfizer Dose

If you are an adult or are scheduling a vaccine appointment for a child 5 years or older and no appointments are available through this website, State Center is currently accepting walk-ins without an appointment for ages 5 and older only.  

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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 booster/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

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

Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 – 2 pm  
  • Thursday: 8 am – 10 am
  • Saturday: 8 am – 10 am 

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