Howard County prepares to provide vaccines to those 75 and older later this month

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 20:36:58-05

The Howard County Health Department is preparing to enter Vaccination Phase 1B and begin providing vaccine to Howard County residents who are 75 years and older, beginning Monday, January 25.

According to the Health Department, at the end of the day on Thursday, they expect to have completed nearly 5,500 vaccinations out of the total 7,600 doses that have been received.

“As more vaccine is made available in Howard County, we are working as quickly as possible to ensure this vaccine gets into the arms of those who need it most,” said Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer. “This is a significant undertaking that has required working with our County partners to plan and execute expanded vaccination efforts. Providing this vaccine to our community is key to helping us all return to normal.”

To prepare for the new phase they're asking all Howard County residents age 75 and older who want to be vaccinated complete this questionnaire here. Every eligible individual who completes the survey will be added to a contact list and receive a separate email with appointment and registration information in the next 10 days.

Residents will not receive an appointment after completing the survey. They will be emailed in the next 10 days with additional instructions explaining how to make an appointment.

After prioritizing those 75 and older, they will begin to open vaccinations to residents 65-74. Those in that category who wish to join a separate contact list for Phase 1C vaccine availability should complete this survey here.

Those who are unable to complete the survey online should consider asking a friend, neighbor or family member for assistance. Those 75+ can also email or call 410-313-6284 for assistance completing the survey.