PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Visits COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Giant Pharmacy in Prince George’s County
Maryland’s Vaccination Provider Network Continues to Expand
State Now Averaging More Than 20,000 Shots Per Day
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today visited the Giant Pharmacy in District Heights, Maryland, where COVID-19 vaccinations are now underway for eligible Marylanders. He was joined by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.
“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective, and will be our best tool to finally put an end to this deadly pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “We are working hard to promote vaccine confidence and ensure equitable access while we await more doses from the federal government, including by expanding our statewide provider network and standing up regional mass vaccination sites.”
Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced that there will be more than 50 retail pharmacies providing vaccinations statewide as of next week, and that number will increase as the state receives more supply. Vaccinations are now underway in Walmart, Giant, and Martin’s stores, and the state will expand its pharmacy network of vaccinators next week to include select Safeway and Rite Aid locations.
Maryland providers reported administering just under 23,000 vaccine doses on Tuesday, and are now administering an average of more than 20,000 doses per day. While the speed of vaccinations continues to increase, supply remains extremely limited: while federal guidelines have increased eligibility to include 2 million Marylanders, the state only receives about 10,000 first doses per day from the federal government.
There are more than 100 vaccination providers in Maryland, including hospitals, pharmacies, and local health departments. To find information about providers in your area, go to covidvax.maryland.gov. With limited supply, Marylanders are urged to remain patient.
Gold location markers denote retail pharmacy locations that will serve as active COVID-19 vaccination sites as of next week.