Today, I was pleased to announce that based on Maryland’s rapidly accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in vaccine supply from the federal government, we will enter Phase 2 of our COVID-19 vaccine plan beginning early next week.
WHO: All Marylanders age 60 and older.
WHEN: March 23 [Preregistration OPEN NOW via covidvax.maryland.gov or 1-855-MD-GOVAX]
WHO: Marylanders age 16 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
WHEN: March 30
WHO: All Marylanders age 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries, including construction, food services, utilities, transportation, financial services, IT, and other infrastructure.
WHEN: April 13
WHO: General population, including healthy individuals age 16 and older.
WHEN: April 27
Our goal throughout this process remains the same: we do not want to leave any Marylander behind. Today our state surpassed the milestone of 2 million vaccines administered, and now every single Marylander knows when they will become eligible for vaccination.
These COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective, they are administered under medical supervision, and getting vaccinated is absolutely vital to stopping the spread of COVID-19 so we can return to normal life once again.
When it’s your turn, GoVAX, Maryland.