Update on the GoVAX Campaign

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Maryland providers have now administered 752,036 COVID-19 vaccines, and 74.2% of all first doses received from the federal government have been given. The daily average for shots administered increased again today to a record-high 25,558.

Official data is posted daily at coronavirus.maryland.gov.

vaccine eligibility protocols:

Consistent with federal guidelines, Maryland is in Phase 1C of the vaccine distribution plan, including residents 65 and over, as well as critical workers in high-risk settings. Supply remains very limited: while federal guidelines make 2 million Marylanders eligible, the state is only receiving 12,000 first doses per day. Click here to see if you’re eligible.

important updates:

The state’s first mass vaccination sites are now open at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George’s County. To receive updates on appointments for mass vaccination sites, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211.

Hospitals, county health departments, and neighborhood pharmacies are all part of the state’s vaccine distribution network. Use covidvax.maryland.gov to find a provider near you by zip code, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.

what marylanders are asking:

How are individuals with underlying health conditions being prioritized?

As of February 4, certain immunocompromised individuals, diagnosed with a condition listed below, who are receiving hospital-based treatments, AND individuals receiving care in hospital outpatient centers are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1C.

  • End stage renal disease patients requiring hemodialysis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), especially those who are oxygen-dependent or are steroid dependent
  • Solid organ transplant recipients
  • Sickle cell disease patients
  • Diabetic patients (Type 1 and Type 2)

Individuals diagnosed with these medical conditions who are not currently hospitalized will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Maryland’s Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

get involved:

Volunteers from the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps—including retired nurses—are supporting vaccination clinics across the state. Sign up to volunteer at a vaccination clinic. 

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.

Marylanders are also encouraged to visit covidlink.maryland.gov to review vaccine safety and efficacy information.

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