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Maryland launches new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center for seniors without internet

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 12:26:33-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's Health Department on Monday began calling seniors directly making them aware of the new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center.

It aims to help those without internet access.

Open seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm, the center provides information on COVID-19 vaccines and helps find providers closest to the caller's home.

They can also help schedule vaccination appointments at Maryland’s mass vaccination sites, including Six Flags America.

Right now the state is in Phase 1C of its vaccination plan, which means all residents age 65 and over are eligible.

However many are still unable to get a vaccine because of limited supply and heavy demand. Several jurisdictions haven't even reached Phase 1C yet, due to the shortages.

So far the call center has helped book more than 2,000 appointments. Out of the calls made, officials were only able to make contact with 37 percent of the intended recipients.

Here is the number to the call center: 1-855-MDGOVAX or 1-855-634-6829.