***Maryland COVID-19 VACCINATION PRIORITY GROUP & INFO (as of 1/8/2021)***
- PHASE 1A THIS IS THE PHASE WE ARE IN NOW. This includes all licensed, registered, and certified healthcare providers; nursing home residents and staff; law enforcement and firefighters, EMS, and other first responders; correctional healthcare staff and officers; and front line judiciary staff.
- PHASE 1B Includes residents who are 75 years and older; Marylanders in assisted living, independent living, developmental disabilities/behavioral health group homes, and other congregate facilities; high-risk incarcerated individuals; continuity of government vaccinations; and education, including K-12 teachers, support staff, and daycare providers. (The state anticipates this phase to begin end of January)
- PHASE 1CIncludes adults age 65-74; public health and safety workers not covered in Phase 1A; and essential workers in lab services, food/agriculture production, manufacturing, the U.S. Postal Service, public transit, and grocery stores. (The state estimates this phase to begin in March)
- PHASE 2 Includes adults 16-64 at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities; essential workers in critical utilities, transportation, logistics, infrastructure, food service, etc; and incarcerated adults. (Phase 2 will begin after the majority of Phase 1 has been vaccinated or the federal government’s allocation of vaccines increases)
- PHASE 3 General population, including healthy adults age 16-64. (Phase 3 will begin once the majority of Phase 2 has been vaccinated and/or the federal government’s allocation of vaccines increases)
Where and how can I receive vaccine in Maryland?
The Federal government will ship vaccines directly to hospitals, contracted pharmacies and State Health Departments. Once the vaccine is widely available, Marylanders will be able to receive vaccinations through your local health department, pharmacy (similar to flu shot) or your healthcare provider. Dr. Clark does not have any additional info on the time frame of when this will happen.
When vaccine becomes more broadly available, anyone who wishes to get the vaccine will have to register on www.Marylandvax.org. At this time, there is no pre-registration option available for the COVID-19 vaccine. To stay up-to-date with the latest information, you can visit the following sites: