Thank you for visiting Professional Pharmacy Group’s COVID-19 vaccination information page. Utilize the links below to explore the answers to the FAQ’s that you may have and to sign up for notifications about our vaccination program. Input of your information on the sign up page will enable us to provide you with up to date information regarding vaccine availability and appointment scheduling for vaccine administration at our three participating pharmacies. Notifications will be provided via text message and/or email. Please note that we will follow all state and federal guidelines in determining the appropriate eligibility and timing of vaccination(s) for all potential recipients.


When will you have the vaccine?

We anticipate having the COVID-19 vaccine in our pharmacies in the first quarter of 2021. We will update this as soon as we have additional information.

What Professional Pharmacy Group locations will have the vaccine?

We will have the vaccine at Annapolis, Arnold, and Empire Professional Pharmacies.

We are working on the details of which locations will have drive-thru and curbside vaccination options.

Will I have to pay a copay if I receive the vaccine?

At this time there will be no charge to you if you receive the vaccine.

Who will be able to receive the vaccine and when?

We will follow the CDC and State of Maryland recommendations to determine who is eligible to receive the vaccine and when. Maryland is rolling out the vaccine in stages; please use the following link to be directed to the State of Maryland COVID Link website for the most up to date information regarding which stage we are currently in

Who will be administering the vaccine to me?

Our highly trained pharmacists will be administering the vaccine to you.

How many doses will I have to get?

The two approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) require two shots.

Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease. (

Why do I need two COVID-19 shots?
Currently authorized vaccines, and most vaccines under development, require two doses of vaccine. The first shot helps the immune system recognize the virus, and the second shot strengthens the immune response. You need both to get the best protection. (

Will the shot hurt or make me sick?

There may be side effects, but they should go away within a few days. Possible side effects include a sore arm, headache, fever, or body aches. This does not mean you have COVID-19. Side effects are signs that the vaccine is working to build immunity. If they do not go away in a week, or you have more serious symptoms, call your doctor. (

Will I have to go to CVS, Walgreens or a big chain to receive the vaccine?

No, Professional Pharmacy Group will be receiving the vaccine as well. CVS and Walgreens were awarded the contract to administer Phase 1 vaccine to those confined to nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. This has no bearing on providing the vaccine to the general public in subsequent phases of administration.

Can I just walk in or do I need an appointment?

Appointments will be required. Please access our appointment portal on this website to sign up (portal coming soon).

Do I have to be a current Professional Pharmacy Group patient to receive the vaccine?