COVID-19 Vaccination Update: February 3, 2021
As of today, Maryland providers have administered 565,131 COVID-19 vaccines, and 70.4% of all first doses have been given. The average daily rate of shots administered is 21,936—a 64% increase over the last two weeks.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is currently in Phase 1C of the vaccine distribution plan, including residents 65 and over, as well as critical workers in high-risk settings. While federal guidelines make 2 million Marylanders eligible, the state is only receiving 11,000 doses per day. Click here to see if you’re eligible.
Beginning this Friday, the state will open a series of mass vaccination sites to serve eligible residents. The first mass sites are set to open at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George’s County. Announcements will be made as appointments become available.
Regional mass vaccination sites will be supplemented by hospitals, neighborhood pharmacies, and county health departments. Use covidvax.maryland.gov to find a provider near you, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.
Beginning on Thursday, February 11, CVS pharmacies will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations at 18 locations in Maryland, including Baltimore, Bowie, Chester, Frederick, Fulton, Hagerstown, Ocean City, and Rockville. Appointments will become available for booking as early as Tuesday, February 9.
Dr. Kathleen Page, an infectious disease specialist with Johns Hopkins, has pledged to help make healthcare and the vaccine accessible to Latino communities. She explains how safe and effective vaccines were developed by the world’s top public health experts—without cutting any corners—and its significance to communities of color.
Do I Need to Pay For The Vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost. Vaccine providers may choose to request insurance information to be reimbursed by your insurer, but Marylanders will not receive a bill for their COVID-19 vaccination.
Volunteers from the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps—including retired nurses—are supporting vaccination clinics across the state. Sign up to volunteer at a vaccination clinic.
The State of Maryland has launched a grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. These vaccines are safe, effective, and authorized for use by our country’s leading medical experts. Join the GoVAX campaign.
To receive additional updates, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211. Marylanders are also encouraged to visit covidlink.maryland.gov to review vaccine safety and efficacy information.