Maryland enters Phase 1C of vaccine distribution, any resident 65+ now eligible

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 17:13:25-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Health has begun Phase 1C of the state's vaccine distribution plan.

Under this latest phase, over 2 million Maryland residents are now eligible for vaccines including anyone 65 and older.

Currently demand is higher than the state's supply of around 10,000 daily doses from the federal government.

Those covered in Phase 1C include workers in food and agriculture production, critical manufacturing, public mass transit, grocery stores, veterinary staff, Postal Service employees, and clergy staff.

Public safety and health care workers who weren't eligible in earlier phases are now.

Anyone 65 and over will be given priority over other groups, as it could take several weeks for vaccines to become available for everyone in Phase 1C.

Your eligibility does not expire, so that means if you were eligible but didn't yet receive a vaccine under Phases 1A and 1B, you still can.

That includes licensed health care workers, teachers and school support staff, residents and staff of congregate facilities, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Maryland on Monday began opening vaccination clinics at Walmart and Giant/Martin’s pharmacy locations to assist in vaccination efforts.

To make an appointment at a vaccination site near you, click here.

As of Monday, the state has administered 72.1 percent of first doses issued by the federal government.