COVID-19 Vaccine Update: February 27, 2021
Maryland providers have administered 1,269,818 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 91.3% of all first doses received from the federal government. After reporting a record-high 43,371 doses administered yesterday, the state is averaging 32,175 shots per day.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
Today, the State of Maryland is reporting 892 total COVID-19 hospitalizations—below 900 for the first time since November 12. All 24 jurisdictions have moved out of the federal red zone for case rate per 100K. The state’s daily positivity rate is the lowest since October 17.
GoVax Maryland is a new public health podcast from the State of Maryland focused on Marylanders’ most pressing vaccine questions. Listen to an introduction by Governor Larry Hogan, and check out the first episode featuring infectious disease specialist Dr. Kathleen Page.
On Friday, Governor Hogan visited Dorchester County’s vaccination clinic in Cambridge.
- Mass vaccination sites are now open at Six Flags America, M&T Bank Stadium, and the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. The next state-run mass vaccination site will open no later than March 11 at Regency Furniture Stadium in Charles County. Text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211 for more information on when appointments become available.
- More than 270 providers are now listed on covidvax.maryland.gov, a one-stop shop for finding providers in your area. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.
- A telephone-based support line is available for residents without Internet access who require assistance finding providers and making appointments for mass vaccination sites. The COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center—available at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829)—is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
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.