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Phony calls prematurely tell residents they're eligible to be vaccinated

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jan 21, 2021

LEONARDTOWN, Md. — Phony calls have reportedly been making the rounds in St. Mary's County.

Officials say someone on the line falsely tells residents they can show up to a county vaccination clinic without an appointment.

Others mislead citizens by saying they're eligible to register for a vaccination, when really they are not.

County officials want to set the record straight.

At this time, only those people under Phase 1A and 1B can register and make an appointment to be vaccinated.

Even those are limited. Additional appointment dates and times are announced as more vaccines are made available by the federal government and then the state.

When new groups are able to register for vaccinations, the county says they will let everyone know on their official page.

To help you find what phase you may be under, here is a chart.

Maryland's Phase COVID-19 Distribution Plan
Maryland's Phase COVID-19 Distribution Plan