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Anne Arundel County moving to next phase of vaccination plan, ahead of state’s timeline

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 12:58:43-05

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — Anne Arundel County is moving into the next phase of the vaccination plan, ahead of the state’s timeline.

County Executive Steuart Pittman announced on Twitter Thursday they will move into Phase 1B.

“The current state plan is to enter vaccination phase 1b at the end of this month, but in Anne Arundel County we won’t wait that long. It’s time for us to move to Phase 1b and start vaccinating our most vulnerable. And we are ready,” Pittman said in a tweet.

Phase 1B allows seniors 75 and up, child care providers, teachers, and congregate living facility staff and residents to be vaccinated.

Anne Arundel County’s health officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman will lay out the county’s plan for 1B vaccinations for a Monday launch.

Any health care workers and first responders in Phase 1A who have not been vaccinated yet or are waiting for a second dose will continue to be vaccinated, Pittman said.