ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Three more mass COVID-19 vaccination sites are set to open in Maryland this month, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Hogan announced state officials have secured site access for a new COVID-19 mass vaccination site in western Maryland. The new site, which is set to open by the end of the month, will be at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets in Hagerstown. Meritus Hospital will be the clinical partner.
When the Hagerstown site opens, the state will have at least one mass vaccination site in each region, the governor added. A mass vaccination site on the Eastern Shore at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center will open by March 18, while a site at the Blue Crab Stadium in Charles County serving southern Maryland will open on Thursday, a week ahead of schedule.
Appointments for the Charles County site will open Tuesday evening.
Doses must be used within one week at vaccination sites; a new mass vaccination site will open at the Hagerstown outlets @wjz
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) March 2, 2021
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- Gov. Hogan To Outline Equity Plans For COVID-19 Vaccinations In Maryland Thursday
- Former CDC Director Robert Redfield To Serve As Senior Public Health Adviser In Maryland’s Fight Against COVID-19
- Merck Will Begin To Produce Johnson & Johnson One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, Officials Say
The mass vaccination site at Six Flags America in Prince George’s County is set to double capacity to administer more than 4,000 vaccines per day, while the new site at M&T Bank Stadium will be administering up to 2,000 vaccines daily. The Baltimore Convention Center site, meanwhile, will prioritize vaccinating underserved communities.
The buildout is ongoing at the Southern Maryland mass vax site, which will be ready to open on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/YR0xcbMDYv
— Mike Ricci (@riccimike) March 2, 2021
As for further sites, the state as discussed opening more sites but that is contingent on vaccine supply.
During today’s COVID-19 update, I provided updates on Maryland’s mass vaccination sites, which will be serving thousands of Marylanders daily.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 2, 2021
On the frustration regarding vaccines, Hogan said, “There are about a million people who are currently eligible for the vaccine who we cannot schedule for a vaccine, but it’s not about a website or a process, it’s about the fact that there aren’t any vaccines.”
Watch Gov. Hogan’s Full News Conference Below: