With the goal of vaccinating as much of the population as possible, it is wise to continue exercising patience as the vaccines are rolled out in Maryland.
Maryland is currently immunizing residents age 65 and older. Essential workers including health-care workers, teachers, firefighters, police officers and child-care workers are currently eligible to get vaccinated, although the supply of doses for people in some of these categories is limited. Doses are also available now in many jurisdictions for people with certain underlying health conditions.
In Maryland, hospital patients who are receiving cancer treatment or hemodialysis, who have undergone a solid organ transplant or who suffer from COPD or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are all currently eligible for a vaccine. Those with illnesses who are not current hospital patients will become eligible later.
Maryland residents who are eligible to get vaccinated can find a vaccination clinic Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Sites.
Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
See this website for additional appointment opportunities: Vaccine | Coronavirus - Maryland Department of Health
Maryland is offering mass vaccination sites this month at Six Flags and the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. Two were launched Feb. 5. All operate on an appointment-only basis for Maryland residents. The Six Flags site in Prince George’s County accepts appointments for anyone eligible under state rules, regardless of where they live. Rosters filled up rapidly, meaning there are currently no more appointments available. The popularity of this program means more mass vaccination events will likely be scheduled in the near future. The Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital screens eligible residents and is offering appointments based on age, illness and other factors. Use the following link to preregister:
BCCFH COVID Vaccine Request Form Redirect
If you are included in one of the groups listed above, you are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
At this time, the federal government is giving the state approximately 12,000 doses/day for over 2 million people who are eligible. Supply is very limited.