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Maryland's mass vaccination clinics slowly winding down as demand decreases

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jun 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-04 09:54:32-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Each day more Maryland residents are getting vaccinated leading to a decrease in demand for shots that not long ago were coveted and in short supply.

As result, the state has begun a slow wind-down of its mass vaccination clinics.

“I said our goal was to put ourselves out of business at these mass vaccination sites, and as one of the most vaccinated states in the country, we are now approaching that point,” said Governor Hogan. “We have already begun shifting some of these resources to our mobile clinics and community-based activities as we continue in our mission to make sure no arm is left behind."

"This is the natural progression and this is what we anticipated being the whole time," said Bryan Mroz, the Assistant Secretary at the Maryland Department of Health. "The mass vaccination sites would serve their purpose, and now we'd focus on a very local level and really working with those local teams the experts in their areas to find out what they need so we can make sure that every Marylander who wants a vaccine gets one."

In the meantime, several of the sites will shift from state to local control, while others will close.

For as long as they remain open, each will continue offering vaccines without an appointment.

Many however, will soon stop offering first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and only give second doses. Most will still offer the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.

If you can't make it to a mass site, more than 700 pharmacies are now offering vaccines which can be found here.

The state has also kicked off its GoVAX Summer Tour which brings mobile clinics to community events, bars and breweries, and popular destinations across the state.

READ MORE: From Ocean City to Deep Creek, Maryland prepares to kickoff GoVax summer tour

Free rides via Uber and Lyft and Child Care through KinderCare , Learning Care Group , and YMCA are still available.

Here is a breakdown of which sites will be closing and when.

As of Thursday -- 44.796 percent of the state's population has received a second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Another 3.936 percent have gotten the one dose Johnson & Johnson shot.

The state’s daily positivity rate currently sits at a record-low 0.74 percent.

Vaccination SiteDays of OperationLast Date of First DosesFirst Date of Second Doses OnlyJohnson & Johnson AvailabilityLast Date of State Operations
Greenbelt: Greenbelt Metro FEMA Community Vaccination CenterNow closed
Aberdeen: Leidos Field and Ripken IronBirds Stadium

Tue-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sat8 a.m.-3 p.m.

May 29 (Pfizer)June 1 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available from Harford County[lnks.gd]Yes - Currently, until June 19June 19
Hagerstown: Hagerstown Premium Outlets

Wed 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thu-Tue9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 29 (Pfizer)June 1 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available at Meritus HospitalYes - Currently, until demand diminishesSite will move to Meritus Hospital beginning June 5
Baltimore City: M&T Bank StadiumTue-Sat9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.June 10 (Pfizer)June 11 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available at BCCFHNoJuly 2
Annapolis: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumWed-Sun9 a.m.-5 p.m.June 12 (Pfizer)June 13 (Pfizer)Yes - June 4 until July 3July 3
Columbia: The Mall in ColumbiaWed-Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m.June 12 (Pfizer)June 13 (Pfizer)Yes - June 4 until July 3July 3
Salisbury: Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Tue12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Wed-Sat9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 29 (Pfizer)June 1 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available through Wicomico Health DepartmentYes - Currently, until June 19June 19
Waldorf: Regency Furniture Stadium

Tue-Thu 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 30 (Pfizer)June 1 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available through Charles County Health Department (College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus)Yes - Currently, until June 24June 24
Upper Marlboro: Six Flags America Theme ParkTue-Sat7:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.June 26 (Pfizer)29 June (Pfizer)Yes - June 8 until July 3July 17