COVID-19 Vaccination Update: February 13, 2021
Maryland providers have now administered 857,008 COVID-19 vaccines, and 83.1% of all first doses received from the federal government have been given. The state is averaging 26,444 shots per day.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
As Maryland reports encouraging trends in key COVID-19 metrics, hospitalizations continue to decline. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped 39% since the January 19 peak, have decreased by 80 in just the past 48 hours, and are now at their lowest level since November 19.
The Six Flags America and Baltimore Convention Center vaccination sites are open and operating as normal today.
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.
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.
Should people with severe allergies get a COVID-19 vaccine?
The CDC says that people who have experienced severe reactions to prior vaccines or injectable drugs can still get an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19, but should discuss the risks with their doctors ahead of time.
In addition to taking the vaccine when it becomes available to you, there are a few ways you can help:
Volunteer at a clinic. Join the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps to support vaccination clinics across the state. Sign up to volunteer at a vaccination clinic.
Join our campaign. 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.
Stay informed. Marylanders are also encouraged to visit covidlink.maryland.gov to review vaccine safety and efficacy information.