COVID-19 Vaccination Update: February 12, 2021
Maryland providers have now administered 818,478 COVID-19 vaccines, and 80.4% of all first doses received from the federal government have been given.
The daily average for shots administered increased to another record high of 26,346. Thank you to all of the vaccinators on the front lines getting shots in arms around the clock.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
Maryland’s seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is now 4.87%, dropping below 5% for the first time since November 7. Yesterday, 3.17% of reported COVID-19 tests results were positive.
Nearly 17,000 appointments were successfully booked this morning for the Six Flags America mass vaccination site. The state’s next mass vaccination site will open at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, February 25. To receive updates on appointments for mass vaccination sites, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211.
State health officials have provided local health departments with four-week projections for vaccine allocations. These projections will help allow local health departments to schedule more appointments for eligible residents into March.
More than 200 providers are now listed on covidvax.maryland.gov, where you can search to find a vaccination clinic near you, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.
Consistent 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. Supply remains very limited: while federal guidelines make 2 million Marylanders eligible, the state is only receiving 12,000 first doses per day. Click here to see if you’re eligible.
Am I able to get my vaccine outside of my county of residence?
Yes. State-run mass vaccination sites are open to all eligible residents, as are retail pharmacy clinics. A local health department may choose to establish residency or other appointment requirements.
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.
Marylanders are also encouraged to visit covidlink.maryland.gov to review vaccine safety and efficacy information.