BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Native Americans living in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
According to UMB, the American Indian community has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate compared to other ethnicities.
Vaccines that were allocated to the Indian Health Service are being given to UMB's vaccination clinic in an effort to reach more than 65,000 Native Americans who live in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region that might not have access to tribal health programs.
While these vaccines are exclusively for Native Americans, tribal employees and Indian agency employees, they are not limited to federal and state recognized tribes, meaning others such as those in the Lumbee tribe in Baltimore can participate.
The clinic is the first in the region with exclusive vaccine availability for Native Americans.
The Native American community can schedule their vaccination at UMB by clicking here. The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. from Thursdays through Saturdays. Residents without internet access can call 410-396-2273.