What to Expect When Making Your Vaccination Appointment for Baltimore’s Mass Vaccination Site at M&T Stadium

Heather Jauquet

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As soon as Baltimore’s Mass Vaccination Site at M&T Stadium started scheduling vaccination appointments, a friend with fast fingers was able to secure an appointment for me. All she needed was my phone number, name, and date of birth. I should have given her my email address, too, but it didn’t matter. Be patient, you will receive your confirmation text within 24 hours of securing the appointment.

Two ways to schedule an appointment

Appointments for M&T Stadium in Baltimore are released daily at 7am, 3pm, and midnight. You can access the appointment either by calling or online. Ravens Stadium gives you the lowdown on all the information here: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/stadium/covid-19-vaccinations/

There are two ways two schedule an appointment:

  1. online: https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/get-vaccine/mtb-stadium/verification

2) Call: 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829)

People have had success with both methods. Have all of your information ready: name, date of birth, phone number, eligibility, and email address.

Keep the following in mind when scheduling your appointment. According to the site you cannot be vaccinated:

  • Until 14 days after the last time you received any vaccination
  • Until 10 days after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis
  • If you have an active COVID-19 infection at the time of your appointment
  • If you have received monoclonal or polyclonal antibody infusion or convalescent plasma within the past 90 days

My Portfolio

The day before my appointment I received another text with an appointment reminder, a reminder to wear my mask, and a phone number to set up for MyPortfolio. You have to call the number to set up the account. I recommend calling later in the evening when the lines are not busy. I called around 9pm and was helped quickly.

My Portfolio is the best way to confirm, schedule, and reschedule your appointment. It’s not necessary to set up an account and do an e-check-in, but it will definitely make for a faster check-in if you do it ahead of time. I debated about setting it up, but I’m very glad I did. Even though the people running the site are incredibly efficient, it still makes for a faster check-in to have answered the questions ahead of time on the site.

To set up the MyPortfolio account, you are given an email and/or text with a phone number to contact. The first time I called I was confused because the two options provided were not specifically for vaccination appointments.

After calling a second time, I picked 1 and was transferred to someone who helped me set up the appointment. She asks for your name, date of birth, and email address. While you are still on the phone she asks you to check your email to make sure the link was emailed to you correctly.

Once you’ve got the link, you can proceed on your own. But if you need help, I am positive that she will be happy to assist you. Everyone has been incredibly helpful and kind in my interaction with them. Pro-tip: call later at night to set up your MyPortfolio account. I only had to wait a couple of minutes before connecting with a live human being.

The set up is easy. After providing the information, you can do an e-checkin. I did mine the night before my appointment. There are a list of questions to answer about having covid, recent vaccinations, and any allergies to medicine. This helps to provide a smooth process for your vaccination appointment.

You have the option of adding the MyPortfolio/My Chart app to your phone. I did, but I never used it for my appointment. But it is handy to have if you need it, bu not necessary.

It’s recommended to show up no earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment. However, I arrived at Baltimore's M&T stadium 30 minutes early and was able to walk in easily.

Baltimore's Mass Vaccination Site does not allow walk-ups. They confirmed my appointment at three different check points. If you do not have an appointment, you will not be vaccinated. My husband waited in the car for me while I went to my appointment.

Have questions? Put them in the comments and I am happy to address them in the next article. Thanks for reading!

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