COVID-19 Vaccine Update: March 11, 2021
According to new CDC data, 20% of Maryland’s population has now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines. We have administered roughly 300,000 shots over the last 7 days for a new record of 42,857 shots per day.
Thank you to all of our vaccinators on the front lines working around the clock to get shots into arms.
Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.
Today marks one year since the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The state’s seven-day positivity rate is down 64%, the case rate per 100K is down 74%, and the number of nursing home outbreaks is down 62% since their third wave highs. Hospitalizations have now declined 59.6%, and are at their lowest level since November 10.
- 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 300 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.