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Steps taken to vaccinate more Marylanders

As of April 6, 2021: All Marylanders 16 and older can get vaccinated at any of the state’s mass vaccination sites beginning Tuesday morning.

By April 12, Marylanders age 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine from all providers.

Marylanders 16 or 17 years of age will only be able to utilize clinics that are providing the Pfizer vaccine, as it is the only vaccine that is currently approved by the FDA for ages 16 and older.

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County is currently providing vaccine by appointments ONLY to those in Phase 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A and 2B. If you fall under these phases, you can preregister and as more vaccines arrive and your priority group rolls out, you will receive email with available clinic locations and appointment times.

Baltimore City

There are 2 mass vaccination sites in Baltimore City: The Baltimore Convention Center and M&T Bank Stadium. Both require appointments, walk-ins will not be accepted. As of right now, Baltimore City is in Phase 1C.

Baltimore County

More than 250,000 people in Baltimore County have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There are 3 mass vaccination sites in Baltimore County, people wishing to get the vaccine still must pre-register.

Carroll County

The Carroll County Health Department is currently scheduling appointment-only vaccination clinics for people in all phases through 2B, including essential workers in 1C who live or work in Carroll, and residents age 60-64 (2A) and under 60 with health conditions soon (2B). They continue to prioritize county residents 65+.

Cecil County

Cecil County is currently in Phase 2B. In order to make sure the right people get the vaccine the Cecil County Health Department is pre-screening people for eligibility, you can find the link in the box to the right.

Harford County

People in groups 1A, 1B, and 1C in Harford County can pre-register for a vaccine at the link in the gray box. Residents who pre-register will get an email to let them know they are on the list and will eventually get an appointment as the county makes its way through vaccine allotments.

Howard County

Howard County has set up a Vaccination Information Line at 410-313-6282. The line is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm or you can send an email with vaccination questions to askhealth@howardcountymd.gov. The county does have a vaccination clinic at Howard Community College's Athletics and Fitness Center, which is by appointment only. You can pre-register for the vaccine at the link in the gray box.

All residents 16 years and older with medical conditions that increase their risk for COVID complication, residents 16 years and older with disabilities, residents in Phase 1, Phase 2A, and 2B continue to be eligible.

Montgomery County

As vaccine supply allows, County Clinics are currently vaccinating those 60 and older, essential workers, individuals with developmental disabilities and residents 16 and older with underlying conditions. Preregistration is open to all residents age 16 and older.

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Caroline County

Caroline County is now in Phase 3 of its vaccination plan. That means ALL Maryland residents who are 16 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated. Residents who are interested in being vaccinated should complete the Vaccine Eligibility Form.

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.

Dorchester County

Dorchester County has expanded to Phase 2B of Maryland's Vaccination Plan. 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

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

Queen Anne's County has set up a call center for those that need assistance getting on the interest list or scheduling an appointment for a vaccine. If you do not have access to the internet or a computer or have a disability, please call 443-262-9909. Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

They have also set up 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

Somerset County is currently vaccinating in Phases 1A, 1B, C and 2A. Phase 2A includes all over age 60. If you are in one of these phases and want to schedule an appointment for a vaccination call 443-523-1920.

Calls will be answered Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Talbot County

Talbot County Health Department is following the state’s vaccination phase schedule. Everyone eligible under a previous phase (e.g., 1A, 1B, 1C) will continue to be eligible under all subsequent phases.

All eligible individuals with questions or who seek assistance with the vaccination process should call the vaccination call center at 410-819-5641.

Wicomico County

The Wicomico County Health Department is currently vaccinating all priority groups listed in Phase 1, Phase 2A and are currently in Phase 2B.

To get a vaccine in Wicomico County, residents can email wicomico.covidvax@maryland.gov with their name, what phase their are in and how you qualify (age, occupation, etc). You will get an email with a registration link, when it opens up again. You can also call (410) 912-6889.

Worcester County

Worcester County asks that you register for vaccination by visiting www.marylandvax.org and searching for “Worcester” in the box marked “Search by Name of Location.”

If you’re unable to navigate this system or do not have family friends that can help, they encourage you to call 667-253-2140 for help scheduling. Participants that receive the first dose of the vaccine will receive a confirmation email that they received their first dose.

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Allegany County

Allegany County is following state vaccination guidelines and all Marylanders age 16 and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine at any mass vaccination site in the state. If you're interested in getting the vaccine, you can pre-register here.

Frederick County

All Marylanders 16+ are currently eligible in Maryland, but there is not enough vaccine for everyone who is eligible. Once your group is eligible, it continues to stay eligible.

Frederick County has developed an online pre-registration system where you can complete a form to be contacted once more vaccines become available. For the latest COVID updates in Frederick County, you can opt-in for their text updates by texting FredCoVID19 to 888777.

Garrett County

COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Garrett County are currently being scheduled for individuals in Phase 1 (Including Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Phase 2A, & Phase 2B.

Washington County

Washington County is currently in Phase 2C. Marylanders ages 16+, and Marylanders eligible for Phase 1 & 2A and 2B may pre-register for vaccination at a mass vaccination site.

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Calvert County

Calvert County is following the Maryland COVID-19 vaccination plan. Residents are 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

Charles County is in Phase 1C. Due to limited vaccine supply, the Department of Health is currently prioritizing the second dose for Phase 1A and will continue groups as vaccinations are provided.

If you are in Phase 1B and 1C and were vaccinated, you will be notified for your second dose. 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

The Prince George's County Health Department is currently in Phase 2B.

There are no walk-ins accepted at any Prince George's County Health Department locations. You can pre-register for the vaccine with the form link to the side. Individuals in prior phases are still eligible to sign up to receive vaccines as they move to additional phases.

St. Mary’s County

Persons living or working in St. Mary’s County age 16 years or older are currently eligible for local SMCHD vaccination clinics and may pre-register for a clinic appointment here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

For more answers to FAQs from the CDC click here