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Vaccine Overview

  • Learn more about approved vaccines and the vaccination program from Medline Plus COVID-19 Vaccines.
  • The Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Vaccines: Coronavirus Resource Center includes a vaccine tracker, FAQs, and information about the vaccine development timeline.
  • The Smithsonian Institution has collaborated with cultural organizations in communities across the nation to create Vaccines & US. The resources here will help you make an informed decision about COVID‑19 vaccines and help you discuss the vaccines with your family, friends, and community.
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Check Vaccine Availability

  • Check for real-time information on Maryland vaccine availability from MD Vaccine Updates* at or on Twitter at MDVaxAlerts.
    *As noted on this site's disclaimer, this is not an official government-affiliated site, but created by an individual to help the community.

Maryland Resources

Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)

The CDC website has a collection of reliable information about vaccines, including Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work and How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations.

Stay Informed


Read more in the following articles about the disparity and racial equity issues surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Misinformation & Myths

Published by Harvard’s School of Public Health, Establishing the Truth: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Spread of Misinformation explains where misinformation comes from, how it’s spread, and how to combat it.

AP has debunked common myths and misinformation in Debunked COVID-19 myths survive online, despite facts and the NOT REAL NEWS series.

The Consumer Protection Bureau is cautioning against vaccine-related scams.

COVID-19: Links You Can Trust
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COVID-19: Links You Can Trust

Use this guide to find trusted and reliable news sources related to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Live Chat with a Librarian
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Live Chat with a Librarian

Have a question? Live chat with a Pratt librarian for help finding books and materials, research guidance, and more!

If you would like to know more, try our Live Chat with a Librarian service, or contact us.