COVID-19 Vaccine Update: March 6, 2021
We wanted to let you know that, for the first time, the state has reported more than 50,000 shots administered over a 24-hour period. We have also now exceeded more than 1.5 million vaccines administered overall.
These are significant milestones in our efforts, and we want to thank all of the vaccinators working around the clock to get shots into arms, so that we can bring this pandemic to an end.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan visited the new FEMA-supported Southern Maryland mass vaccination site located at Regency Furniture Stadium in Charles County. The site opened Thursday—one week ahead of schedule—with 493 shots of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered. In total, the first 15,000 appointments for the site have been booked.
By the end of the month, we will have at least one mass vaccination site open in each region, capable of doing thousands of shots per day.
- Consistent with federal guidelines, Maryland is in Phase 1C of its vaccine distribution plan, prioritizing all residents 65 and over, as well as critical workers in high-risk settings. Click here to see if you’re eligible.
- 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 supply remains very limited.
- 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.
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.