Need to Schedule a Covid Vaccine in Maryland?
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been approved in Maryland. The Montgomery Health and Human services in Maryland has received its first shipment of 1,600 doses and plans to start using the vaccine at its clinics. Joining Moderna and Pfizer, this makes it the third approved vaccine in Maryland.
If you are still looking to get the vaccine, the wording for who is eligible can be murky. There is a social media group, Maryland Vaccine Hunters, who has been helpful providing information, tips, and matching Vaccine Hunters with those still looking for appointments.
Fast fingers and a vigilant eye on sites has been the key to getting appointments. Even though I’m pretty computer savvy, I had trouble getting an appointment until a friend and Vaccine Hunter used her quick thinking to get me a much needed and appreciated appointment.
At the time of writing this article, according to Becker’s Hospital Review Maryland ranks 43 in states administrating the vaccine, vaccinating 71.16% of Maryland’s population. Maryland is only receiving 12,000 first does per day. However, with the recent snow and ice storms, it did delay delivery and those getting their vaccine.
Who can be vaccinated?
It can be confusing between State and County regulations on who can be vaccinated. Maryland is currently in Phase 1C for administering the vaccine. Anyone in Phase 1A, 1B, 1C can be vaccinated now. Groups in 1C do include those who are currently receiving hospital base treatment for cancer and other medical conditions. However, your Maryland County may have different regulations. It makes it very confusing when deciding where to get a vaccine.
Where to go?
In addition to the Six Flags site in Prince George’s County and M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland will be adding three more mass vaccination sites so that every region will be covered by the end of the month.
The Blue Crab Stadium in Charles County will serve southern Maryland. It opened today, March 4, 2021, a week ahead of schedule.
By March 18th the Easter Shore site at the Wecomico Youth and Civic Center will open.