MD’s COVID Vax Opening to All Adults; County Equity Plans Due April 5

During the Governor’s COVID/vaccination press announcements, he opened up pre-registration to all Maryland adults to be vaccinated, and urged counties to submit locally designed vaccination equity plans.

From today’s announcements, courtesy of the Governor’s office:

COUNTY EQUITY PLANS DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 5

MDH has directed all local health officers to submit equity plans to the state no later than Monday, April 5. In February, the state asked each county to appoint a liaison to the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force and to produce their own equity plans for their individual jurisdictions. MDH will also be providing each county with a targeted list of underserved zip codes and a list of specific congregate facilities in their jurisdiction where they should concentrate their vaccination efforts.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR MASS VACCINATION SITES OPEN TO ALL MARYLANDERS 16 AND OLDER

All Marylanders age 16 and older can now pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov or calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). Through pre-registration, Marylanders can choose their top two preferred sites.

Although pre-registration is now open to all Marylanders, Phase 1 and Phase 2 eligible individuals will continue to receive priority for appointments.

NO-APPOINTMENT LINE AT SALISBURY MASS VACCINATION SITE

Beginning tomorrow, the Eastern Shore mass vaccination site, located at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, will open a “walk-up line” for any Marylander eligible for the vaccine, even if they do not have an appointment. The state plans to add additional walk-up lines at other state mass vaccination sites in the coming weeks.

ALL FUTURE MASS VACCINATION SITE LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED:

Governor Hogan announced all of the locations for the mass vaccination sites that are opening in the month of April:

  • Maryland State Fairgrounds (Baltimore County)
  • Greenbelt Metro Station (Prince George’s County)*
  • Montgomery College, Germantown (Montgomery County)
  • Frederick Community College (Frederick County)
  • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Anne Arundel County)
  • Ripken Stadium (Harford County)
  • The Mall in Columbia (Howard County)

*This is a FEMA-operated site that will primarily serve Prince Georgians.

SENIOR CENTERS TO SAFELY REOPEN BY END OF APRIL:

Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Department of Aging to work with local jurisdictions to develop plans that would allow all senior centers to safely reopen by the end of April with public health protocols in place. Vaccination clinics will be held at senior centers ahead of reopenings.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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