On March 18 at 2 p.m., Governor Larry Hogan announced a tentative timetable for Maryland’s rollout of future vaccination phases.
- On March 23, Maryland will enter Phase 2a, which will allow all Marylanders 60 or older to qualify for the vaccine. While actual vaccinations for this cohort will begin then, reservations can be made now.
- On March 30, Maryland will enter Phase 2b, which will allow all Marylanders 16 or older with medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-related illnesses to be eligible for vaccination.
- On April 13, Maryland will enter Phase 2c, which will allow all Marylanders aged 55 and older and Marylanders of all ages who are essential workers in critical industries to be vaccinated. This includes food service, construction, utilities, financial services and IT among other industries.
- No later than April 27, Maryland will enter Phase 3, which will make all Marylanders over the age of 16 eligible to receive the vaccine.
Governor Hogan cited President Biden’s declaration that states make the vaccine available to all American adults coupled with Maryland’s expanding vaccination capacity as the impetus for this announcement. He noted that Maryland recently passed the milestone of 2 million vaccinations administered, having taken 67 days to reach the first million but only 27 days for the second million doses. 25% of Marylanders are currently vaccinated with 65% of Marylanders 65 and older having been vaccinated.
The Governor also announced the implementation of a pilot program to supply primary care practices with vaccine doses, allowing the practices to call patients directly to help them schedule their appointments. There are 37 primary care practices selected for the pilot program, with an emphasis on practices that serve vulnerable and underserved communities.
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