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Under 1C the following people can register to be vaccinated: Adults age 65-74; public health and safety workers not covered in Phase 1A; and essential workers in lab services, food/agriculture production, manufacturing, the U.S. Postal Service, public transit, and grocery stores.
Anne Arundel County is not currently in Phase 1C. The Department is providing vaccine appointments ONLY to the Phase 1A group and Phase 1B‘s county residents who are age 75+.
On January 25th Baltimore City started a new vaccination clinic at Baltimore City Community College. All vaccinations are by appointment only and slots are full but keep tabs on the registration link to the right for updates.
Baltimore County has distributed over 54,000 first doses of the vaccine, the highest number of vaccines given out so far for all Maryland counties.
Carroll County is currently in Phase 1B while they continue to finish 1A. Due to their limited supply, they are unable to vaccinate everyone in Phase 1B right away and will not start vaccinating Phase 1C at this time.
They are registering limited numbers of people at their clinics which are by appointment only, focused on certain priority groups, and restricted to those who receive the link directly from the Health Department or their place of employment.
Cecil County health officials are moving to phase 1C of the vaccine roll out. The health department will be pre-screening people for eligibility, you can find the link in the box to the right.
Group 1C in Harford County can pre-register for a vaccine beginning January 25th. The county has already administered nearly 16,000 doses of the vaccine.
Howard County has begun vaccinating adults in Phase 1B which includes those ages 75+; those residing in assisted living facilities, special needs group homes; developmentally disabled populations; continuity of government; and K-12 teachers, education staff and childcare providers.
The County says Phase 1C vaccinations are expected to begin in February.
Montgomery County is currently in Phase 1B for vaccine distribution and will continue to vaccinate Priority Groups in Phase 1A at the same time as they begin to vaccinate Priority Groups in Phase 1B and Phase 1C.
Caroline County has set up a call center to help field general questions about COVID-19, vaccines and to connect residents to other resources. Call (410) 479-5880 Monday – Friday, 8:30 to 4:00 PM. The people who take your call cannot register you for a vaccine at this time.
While Maryland has expanded to 1C, but there is limited vaccine supply in Dorchester County and vaccines may not be available to many individuals and groups in Phase 1C for several weeks. If you need of assistance with the online interest form or registration may call DCHD at 410-228-3223 during normal business hours.
Kent County is doing vaccinations by appointment only, and those appointments are filling up fast. For an appointment, residents are encouraged to go to the state's vaccination site.
Queen Anne's County has an information line for the public to call with questions. Someone will answer your call during normal business hours (M-F, 8-4:30pm) at: 443-262-9900 or email: QACCOVID19.CallCenter@Maryland.gov
Somerset County has set up a COVID-19 hotline at 443-523-1920. Calls will be answered Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. If you are in the current phases for vaccination you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Include your age and place of employment (if applicable), to begin the registration process.
On January 25th Talbot County is still unable to move to 1C due to inadequate vaccine doses allocated to Talbot County Health Department this week by the state government. The county continues to prioritize 1B vaccine recipients.
Wicomico County received 3,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in round one, and all vaccines are spoken for. Residents can email email@example.com with your name, what phase you are in and how you qualify. You will get an email with a registration link, when it opens up again.
Wochester County was given 2,300 COVID-19 vaccines in round one and health officials are working to vaccinate those groups 1 A, B and C. If you are not good at online forms it's recommended you see if someone can help you or call 667-253-2140 and someone will help you to register.
Allegany County is still in Phase 1B of the vaccination rollout due to limited amounts of the vaccine. They continue to vaccinate residents age 75 and older and have also begun vaccinating K-12 educational workers. Clinics for licensed childcare providers will commence following the K-12 group. All appointments are currently full at this time.
Frederick County is currently vaccinating those in Phase 1A and people 75 years and older who live or work in Frederick County. They developed an online pre-registration system where you can complete a form to be contacted once more vaccines become available.
Garrett County is currently in Phase 1B, administering the vaccine to adults 75 years and older. Those in Phase 1A are still eligible to schedule appointments, however at this time, appointments are currently full. When appointments are available, eligible people can register via the County Health homepage.
Washington County is currently in Phase 1C which includes everyone from Phase 1A and 1B as well as workers in other critical sectors. If you are part of either 1A, 1B or 1C you are eligible for a vaccine. With the exception of seniors and employees of the Washington County Public Schools, those in the priority groups should contact the local health department to be added to its list to receive a call about an appointment.
If you are a county school employee, WCPS is making arrangements for the staff to receive vaccines in partnership with area health care providers. If you are a senior, complete the form to the right to be contacted for a COVID- 19 vaccine appointment.
The majority of Calvert County residents in the vaccine priority group 1A have been vaccinated. They are now moving towards vaccinating residents in phases 1B, 1C, 2 and 3 and are opening pre-registration for citizens in all priority groups who wish to be vaccinated. The public is encouraged to pre-register online and those who are unable to pre-register online can call 410-535-0218 for assistance. That call center is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Charles County has begun Phase 1C, seniors age 65 and over will be given priority over all other groups in Phase 1C. If you are eligible you need to complete the pre-registration form to receive a link to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. If you qualify to get the vaccine now, you may still have to wait for an appointment due to the limited number of available vaccination appointments.
Prince George's County has entered Phase 1C for pre-registration. All those who are eligible need to fill out a pre-registration form. Those in 1C who have pre-registered will receive appointments as they become available, which could take several weeks or longer as they are vaccinating those in 1A and 1B currently. Individuals who are eligible to receive vaccinations in Phases 1A and 1B and have not filled out the pre-registration form should do so as soon as possible.
St. Mary’s County residents age 65 and older, residents age 16 and older with a developmental or cognitive disability, and those eligible under the Phase 1A, 1B and 1C category can register for an appointment. Appointments may fill up quickly as the weekly allotment from the state may be less than the population demand. If clinics are already filled, you can check back on Fridays for new clinic registration links for the following week.
What percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated to have herd immunity to COVID-19?
According to the CDC experts still don't know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19. Herd immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated. Herd immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns.
What can I do to protect myself and my family until I can get a vaccine?
To protect yourself, follow these recommendations: wear a mask over your nose and mouth, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces and wash your hands often.