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.
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 Site||Days of Operation||Last Date of First Doses||First Date of Second Doses Only||Johnson & Johnson Availability||Last Date of State Operations|
|Greenbelt: Greenbelt Metro FEMA Community Vaccination Center||Now 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 19||June 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 Hospital||Yes - Currently, until demand diminishes||Site will move to Meritus Hospital beginning June 5|
|Baltimore City: M&T Bank Stadium||Tue-Sat9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.||June 10 (Pfizer)||June 11 (Pfizer), First dose Pfizer available at BCCFH||No||July 2|
|Annapolis: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium||Wed-Sun9 a.m.-5 p.m.||June 12 (Pfizer)||June 13 (Pfizer)||Yes - June 4 until July 3||July 3|
|Columbia: The Mall in Columbia||Wed-Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m.||June 12 (Pfizer)||June 13 (Pfizer)||Yes - June 4 until July 3||July 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 Department||Yes - Currently, until June 19||June 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 24||June 24|
|Upper Marlboro: Six Flags America Theme Park||Tue-Sat7:30 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.||June 26 (Pfizer)||29 June (Pfizer)||Yes - June 8 until July 3||July 17|