Washington, District of Columbia 2021-01-14 18:00:43 –
Maryland has been in Phase 1B of vaccination since Monday.
Governor Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday that Marylander over the age of 75, all residents of nursing homes, teachers and educational staff would qualify.
Anyone, regardless of age, lives in an assisted living or independent living facility, a behavioral health group home, or a home with a focus on developmental disabilities.
According to the Governor, Phase 1B also includes all K-12 teachers, educational staff and nursery teachers.
Beginning Monday, Maryland Hospital and County Health Departments will begin using the remaining vaccine doses for older recipients in Phase 1B.
“These vaccinations are currently available by appointment due to the limited supply of currently assigned vaccines,” Hogan said.
A new online portal with a list of vaccination sites and contact information for vaccinated people will also be launched on Thursday at covidvax.maryland.gov.
For teachers and educational staff, each county school system will begin implementing vaccination plans from state principals in the coming weeks.
The Governor also announced that the state will accelerate the deployment of vaccinations, allowing Phase 1C to begin on Monday, January 25.
Phase 1C extends to all adults between the ages of 65 and 74, anywhere in the state.
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Maryland has fully vaccinated 15,840 people as of Thursday. A total of 178,415 Marylanders (almost 3% of the population) receive at least one dose.
The second phase of the federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens has also been updated to include life support facilities and all other long-term care facilities.
A new pilot program will also be launched on Monday that will allow Wal-Mart and Giants to begin vaccination at many pharmacies. The program begins in 22 huge locations throughout the state, three Martin locations in Washington and Allegany County, and ten Wal-Mart locations, primarily on the east coast and western Maryland.
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