This week, I announced a series of new “No Arm Left Behind” initiatives, which involve every state agency, private industries, and every demographic in an all-hands-on-deck effort to make sure that every Marylander who wants a vaccine can get access to one.
We are redoubling our efforts to reach Maryland seniors, launching a social media and ad campaign to reach college and university students, and partnering with some of the state’s largest employers to get their workforces vaccinated as expeditiously as possible.
The Vaccine Equity Task Force is expanding the use of mobile clinics to vaccinate Marylanders in hard-to-reach areas, and we have expanded opportunities for no-appointment walk-up lines at six mass vaccination sites. All Marylanders 16 and older are encouraged to pre-register at covidvax.maryland.gov or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX, which is the best way to be guaranteed a vaccine and secure an appointment.
While 4 million vaccinations is a remarkable achievement, we still have a ways to go before we can declare mission accomplished. Those of you who have not yet been vaccinated, please go get a vaccine as quickly as you can. Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your friends, and do it so that all of us can put this global pandemic behind us.