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Announcement All Pratt buildings are currently closed because of COVID-19, however remote and contact-free services are available.

Announcement Public computer usage will be unavailable through the month of December into January to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Vaccine Overview

Maryland Resources

  • Maryland Department of Health’s covidLINK has COVID-19 Vaccine information including vaccine priority groups, vaccine supply information, and benefits to receiving the vaccine.

  • The Maryland Insurance Administration’s Commissioner reminds all Marylanders that they cannot be billed for COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Maryland’s Vaccination plan has been submitted to the CDC. On December 3, Governor Larry Hogan said on ABC’s Good Morning America, “Our plan, which we submitted to the CDC, prioritizes the most vulnerable, so our front line healthcare workers, our nursing homes, then first responders, and as they come in, we just start working our way down that pyramid of a list. And so we’re hoping to get maybe 300,000 [vaccines] by the end of December and then hopefully it’s going to really ramp up from there as production starts to accelerate.”

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.

Operation Warp Speed

Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership initiated by the U.S. government to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The Department of Health & Human Services Operation Warp Speed Fact Sheet includes more details about the plan and timeline.

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.

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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.

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COVID-19 Services & Resources

We are proud to provide remote and contact-free services across the city of Baltimore.

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