Maryland Vaccinations Extending To Phase 2 and Soon Beyond

Govenor Hogan announced the State’s plan to expand eligibility for COVID vaccinations – entering Phase 2 next week, and opening vaccinations to all adults before the end of April.

Governor Hogan announced today that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week.

Beginning on Tuesday, March 23, the state will make groups in Phase 2 eligible in waves based on risk factors, including age, essential occupations, and underlying health conditions, before opening it up to the general population in Phase 3.

Phase 2A: Tuesday, March 23. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 60 and older. Pre-registration at mass vaccination sites is now open for Marylanders 60 and older at covidvax.maryland.gov.

Phase 2B: Tuesday, March 30. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 16 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

Phase 2C: Tuesday, April 13. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries, including construction workers, food services, utilities, transportation, financial services, IT, and other infrastructure.

Phase 3: Tuesday, April 27. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 16 and older.

In addition, a series of new initiatives were announced to expand the State’s distribution network:

  • Primary care practices join state’s vaccination effort
  • Maryland launches “first-in-the-nation” hospital community vaccination grant program
  • Vaccine Equity Task Force launches mobile clinics
  • Additional mass vaccination sites will be announced next week

Please see the press release, slides, and one pager for more information.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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