COVID-19 Vaccination Update: February 4, 2021
Maryland providers have administered 601,914 COVID-19 vaccines, and 73.9% of all first doses received from the federal government have been given. The average daily rate of shots administered is 21,714—a 64% increase over the last two weeks.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is 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 tomorrow, the state will open a series of mass vaccination sites to serve eligible residents. The first mass sites are set to open tomorrow at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George’s County.
- If you are eligible to be vaccinated at this time, you may fill out this form to request a vaccination appointment at the Baltimore Convention Center.
- Announcements will be made as appointments for Six Flags become available.
The state continues to expand the distribution network for COVID-19 vaccines, including hospitals, county health departments, and neighborhood pharmacies. 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.
The Maryland Department of Health continues to report encouraging declines in many of Maryland’s key COVID-19 metrics. All data is available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
How do we know the vaccine is safe?
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Vaccines undergo a series of rigorous clinical trials using thousands of study participants to generate data and other information for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine their safety and effectiveness to approve or authorize for emergency use. Following approval or authorization, many vaccine safety monitoring systems watch for adverse events or possible side effects. Visit the CDC’s website for more information about ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.
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.