Hogan allowing senior centers to reopen as Maryland surpasses 4 million vaccine doses

Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 12:33:47-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland is progressing in its effort to get residents vaccinated.

On Thursday, the state surpassed 4 million doses administered.

More than 82 percent of all Marylanders over the age of 65, and more than 55 percent of those over 18 have had at least one dose.

Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order to allow senior centers in the state to reopen effective April 30, since clinics have either been completed or scheduled at 98 percent of all senior housing facilities.

The state has began allowing no appointment walk-up lines at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, the FEMA site at Greenbelt Metro Station, M&T Bank Stadium, Hagerstown Outlets, and Salisbury mass vaccination sites.

On Tuesday alone, M&T Bank Stadium administered 100,000 vaccines within an hour.

A new mass vaccination site at Ripken Stadium in Harford County opens Thursday, with another at the Mall in Columbia opening next week.

Hogan also announced the launch of the No Arm Left Behind campaign, to make sure anyone who wants a vaccine can get one.

It will include outreach to all college campuses and major employers so students and workers can have the chance to get vaccinated.

Colleges include Morgan and Bowie State which will begin holding town halls and clinics starting April 26 and 30 respectively.