Invitation Emails Being Sent for COVID-19 Vaccine; Filling out Interest Form Does NOT Create Appointment

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department is in the process of sending out email invitations for vaccination appointments to Garrett County residents who have filled out an interest form and are currently qualified to receive the vaccine.
The email comes directly from the scheduling software, so it does not come from the Health Department. The email will be from Vaccination Clinics ( and the subject will say COVID-19 Registration Invitation. Please open the email and click on the link to schedule your appointment. Links are not shareable because they are designed to only work once.
“Some of the invitations are for a clinic on April 1st,” said Bob Stephens. “This is not an April Fool’s joke. We really do have a clinic on April 1st. We are making our way through the interest forms we have already received. If you have not yet filled out a form, please go to our website and sign up today. We will contact you when we have an opening for you to register. If you filled out an interest form, and then are able to schedule an appointment for a vaccine somewhere else, please let us know via the link on the GCHD website.”
The Garrett County COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form is available on and is easy to fill out. For those unable to access the interest form, call 301-334-7698 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance. The form may be filled out by any Garrett County resident, regardless of their current qualification status.
NOTE: Completing the interest form does NOT create an appointment to be vaccinated. It may take several weeks, or longer, until participants are contacted to schedule an appointment because of limited vaccine supply.
Other vaccination sites in Garrett County include CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies who receive shipments of vaccine directly.
Additional COVID-19 resources
  • If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, schedule a testing appointment at the Health Department by calling 301-334-7697.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available (with or without symptoms) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit for more information.
For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.