JHM expands COVID-19 vaccine booster offerings

October 27, 2021

Dear Johns Hopkins Community:
We are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins Medicine is now offering three brands of COVID-19 boosters for those who have completed an initial COVID vaccination. These additional doses are available for individuals at high risk for infection because of their medical, work, or living conditions. 

Additionally, all those who previously received a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine are eligible for a booster. JHU community members may make an appointment at a Johns Hopkins clinic if they qualify.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the boosters for people who are aged 65 and older, live in long-term care settings, have certain underlying medical conditions, or work or live in high-risk settings. Recently, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added Moderna and J&J to its list of manufacturers authorized for boosters. The FDA has also determined that it is safe for individuals to receive a different vaccine brand for their booster dose from the brand they received initially. The option to schedule a booster from a different manufacturer than your initial vaccine will be offered by Johns Hopkins vaccine clinics in the coming weeks. 

To receive an approved booster dose at a Johns Hopkins vaccine clinic, you must schedule an appointment through MyChart. No walk-ins will be permitted at Johns Hopkins clinic sites. Beginning Oct. 26, updated appointments will be available. 

Log in to MyChart. Choose “schedule an appointment” and select the “COVID-19 vaccine” tile.
You will not be able to request a specific brand on site at the Johns Hopkins Medicine vaccination clinics. However, each Johns Hopkins vaccination clinic will administer a specific vaccine brand, as follows:

  • Turner Concourse (East Baltimore campus): Pfizer
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Moderna and J&J
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital: Pfizer
  • Howard County General Hospital: Pfizer 
  • Suburban Hospital: Moderna and Pfizer

You may also view the vaccination brands offered at our mobile vaccination clinics. Walk-ups are welcome at mobile vaccination clinics.

At this time, JHU and JHM personnel are not required to receive a booster under the COVID-19 vaccine policies. For general information and to check eligibility, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters document on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.


Gabe Kelen
Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System 

Lisa Maragakis
Senior Director of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
Johns Hopkins Health System  

Robert Carter
Senior DirectorJohns Hopkins Medicine Office of Emergency Management 

Clarence Lam
Interim Director, Occupational Health Services
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Stephen Gange
Professor and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Johns Hopkins University

Jon Links
Professor, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk Officer
Johns Hopkins University