ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — While Marylanders wait for more COVID-19 vaccines, the state has opened four mass vaccination sites, as the counties and Baltimore city are holding their own appointments and clinics to help get residents vaccinated.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state health department with the Maryland National Guard will open six mass vaccination sites in coming weeks so that once more doses of the vaccines arrive in the state, people can get easily vaccinated. A mass vaccination site opened at Six Flags America on Feb. 5. The Baltimore Convention Center opened up soon after and M&T Bank Stadium opened on February 25. A fourth site opened in southern Maryland on March 4.
Local jurisdictions are also handling vaccinations based on the doses they receive weekly.
To ease some confusion about the process we’ve broken down vaccination information county-by-county in one place.
Many of these may require residents to have internet. Don’t have internet? You can get some direction on getting the vaccine through the state’s vaccination support center here.
Keep in mind, this list is for public government vaccination sites. You can also sign up through a health care provider or private companies like CVS, Giant, Safeway, Walgreens and Walmart.
For a complete list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, visit http://covidvax.maryland.gov/
Here’s what we know about how to get a vaccine in Maryland:
Vaccines are available by appointment only for people ages 75 and older and will be given at the Barton Business Park Shelling Building in Rawlings, Maryland.
The vaccine provided is the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It is a series of two injections separated by four weeks. When you get your first dose at your first appointment, you will be asked to schedule an appointment for your second dose.
According to Allegany County’s health department website, all appointments are currently full. You can fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest form here.
If you have trouble registering for an appointment online, please call your local HRDC senior center to register over the phone:
- Cumberland Senior Center: 301-783-1721, 301-783-1809 or 301-783-1710
- Frostburg Senior Center: 301-689-5510
- George’s Creek Senior Center: 301-783-1842
- Westernport Senior Center: 301-359-9930
Anne Arundel County
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is not in Phase 1C as of January 27. They are providing vaccine appointments only to Phase 1A and 1B’s residents who are age 75+.
If you qualify, you can pre-register on the COVID vaccinations sign-up form. As your priority group rolls out, you will get an email with available clinic locations and appointment times.
Those in the priority groups 1A, 1B and 1C should fill out their interest form by clicking here. However, currently all available appointments are booked. If you are older than 65 and need support pre-registering for a vaccine, you can call 410-396-2273.
Health officials suggest looking on the state’s vaccination page to find other providers, like CVS and Safeway, who are providing vaccines.
You can find information on each group here.
Baltimore County is currently providing COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in eligible categories. Residents who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine must register. Registering, they said, does not schedule an appointment.
It creates a registry for those interested in becoming vaccinated as soon as it becomes available. Once you complete it, you will be contacted by Baltimore County staff once you are eligible and once the vaccine is available to you with more information on how to schedule your appointment.
If you can’t complete it online, you can ask a friend, neighbor or family member for assistance.
Calvert County residents age 18 and older who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination may pre-register online. When you become eligible following guidance from Gov. Hogan, you will be contacted by the Calvert County Health Department. You can fill out the form here.
There is also a call center to help those who cannot pre-register online. They are asking people to use the online form if possible due to heavy call volumes.
An information call center is also available to assist residents without internet access who wish to pre-register for vaccination. For questions or assistance, residents may call 410-535-0218, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Caroline County is currently in phase 1B and prioritizing residents ages 65 and older. They are vaccinating at closed clinics by appointment only. They are not yet vaccinating people in Phase 1C. If you are interested in receiving a vaccination through the Caroline County Health Department, visit their website at Caroline County Health Department or call 410-479-8000 to learn more.
Carroll County is currently in Phase 1B, while they continue to finish vaccinations for Phase 1A. They are not sharing any public registration forms due to a lack of coronavirus vaccines.
You can fill out an interest form based on your priority group. Fill out the form here.
In collaboration with the Cecil County Health Department, ChristianaCare Union Hospital is now offering the vaccination to people age 75 and older, teachers and frontline health care workers per state guidelines.
They are prescreening people for eligibility before booking clinic appointments.
If you are in Phase 1A, 1B, or 1C, pre-registered, and have not yet received the vaccination, you will receive an email to schedule your appointment when slots become available. To pre-register, complete the pre-registration form here to receive a link (when it becomes available) to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Currently in Phase 1B of the state’s plan, Dorchester County is prioritizing adults age 75 and older, education and the continuity of government. Anyone who is interested in getting vaccinated should fill out the interest form.
The county will contact those who qualify with instructions to register for vaccination when it becomes available.
Frederick County Health Department is currently vaccinating people who live or work in Frederick County in groups: 1A, 1B, and has newly begun to vaccinate people in 1C in the 65-74* age group. you can find out more on the process for each group here.
They have an online pre-registration system through an interest form. They are asking people to only complete the form once. If you are in the current priority group, the county will contact you through the email you provide on the form.
They warn it may take several days, weeks or long until you are contacted depending on vaccine availability.
Those who do not have access to the internet can call the Vaccine Call Center at 301-600-7900 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Spanish speakers can call 301-600-7905.
Garrett County Health Department is currently scheduling vaccination appointments for groups 1A and 1B, as well as people 65 and older who are in 1C. When appointments are available, a registration link is available at the top of garretthealth.org.
Qualified individuals who cannot register online and are eligible under current guidelines may also call their hotline at 301-334-7698.
Harford County is in Phase IC of its vaccination plan. Like several other counties, Harford County is pre-screening people for eligibility to help expedite appointment scheduling. It does not register them for the vaccine.
You can access the form here. If you need help filling out this form please call 410-838-1500 then press 4. Once they know the availability of the vaccine, they will send a link to register for a clinic day and time to the email that’s provided.
Giant Foods and Walmart began administering the COVID-19 vaccine on January 25th for eligible groups. You can find a location HERE.
The county began vaccinating some people in phase 1B at the Howard Community College’s Athletics & Fitness Center Vaccination Clinic by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Address is 5500 Dragon Place Columbia, MD 21044. Here’s a map for reference.
Each priority group is asked to fill out a survey. You will not get an appointment after you complete it, but you will be emailed in the next 10 days with more instructions on how to make an appointment.
- Howard County Residents age 75 and older interested in receiving the vaccine: Click here to fill out our survey.
- Howard County Residents ages 65-74 interested in receiving the vaccine: Click here to fill out our survey.
- Howard County Licensed Childcare workers & Non-public School Educators interested in receiving the vaccine: Click here to fill out our survey.
- Howard County healthcare providers interested in receiving vaccine Click here to complete our survey.
If you do not have a computer, you may call 410-313-6284. For more information and to pre-register by your eligibility, please visit Howard County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine.
The Kent County Health Department has no more appointments available this week, but does receive vaccines weekly and posts clinics here. You can also use this link to add your contact information to be notified when new clinics are added.
They are currently vaccinating the rest of 1A and have begun vaccinating Group 1B, Tier 1 which includes 75 years and older residents.
You can pre-register for an appointment now. If you qualify, you will get an email or text message with a link to schedule your appointment and a list of available clinic dates and vaccine times.
To preregister by phone, call 240-777-2982.
Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County is in Phase 1C as of March 1. They are asking all county residents and those who work in the county in the groups should fill out a pre-registration form.
The County Health Department is vaccinating people in Phases 1A and 1B. Those in 1C who have pre-registered will receive appointments as they become available, which we anticipate could take several weeks or longer.
Those who have signed up for appointments who do not live or work in the County will not receive a vaccination at our County sites, and their appointments are being canceled. You must provide proof of residency or proof of employment at the time of appointment.
Queen Anne’s County
Appointments are currently for group Phase 1A and 1B. Please do not reserve an appointment if you are not in this group. If you need assistance with making an appointment, please call 443-262-9909, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
They have an interest form for people to fill out. When they reach your group, they will reach out with the contact information you provide.
It is not a link to schedule your appointment.
If you need assistance with making an appointment please call 443-262-9909. Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.
St. Mary’s County
St. Mary’s County Health Dept coordinates multiple testing sites in the county. No orders or appointments required. Walk-up and drive-thru options.
See www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing for up-to-date information on testing sites, hours, and how to get results.
Somerset County Department of Health is in Phase 1C of vaccination roll-out, by appointment only. Eligible persons should send an email to Somerset.firstname.lastname@example.org
The county said they are not able to proceed into Phase 1C this week.
They have a form for emergency personnel or licensed medical professionals in the county to schedule an appointment. Click here for the form.
There’s also a helpline you can call, 410-819-5641, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you are in the current priority group, you can register to be on the vaccination wait list now.
Meritus Health is coordinating vaccination clinics for WCPS teachers and employees. Refrain from calling Meritus to see if you’re on the list. If you have completed a form on the Meritus Health website, through MyChart, or on the Health Department’s website, you are on the list. Please be patient and wait for a call. As stated above, it will take weeks to get to everyone.
As of January 19, they do not have any available COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
They said on their website if you emailed email@example.com, they have received your information and will send out registration links as soon as possible.
The Worcester County Health Department has a single central waiting listing for Covid vaccination that includes all clinics operated by Worcester Health. To register for this waiting list, call 667-253-2140. The waiting list is open to anyone in Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C. However, priority will be given to individuals 65-years-and-older. For more information on vaccines, COVID-19, and the current Phase, visit WorcesterHealth.org.