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Maryland: COVID Vaccination Update

February 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland providers have administered 634,055 COVID-19 vaccines, and 76.6% of all first doses received from the federal government have been given. The average daily rate of shots administered is 21,558.

The state is opening a series of mass vaccination sites to serve eligible residents. The first mass sites are open today at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George’s County. To receive updates on appointments, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211.

The state continues to expand the distribution network for COVID-19 vaccines, including hospitals, county health departments, and neighborhood pharmacies. Use to find a provider near you by zip code, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.

In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is in Phase 1C of the vaccine distribution plan, including residents 65 and over, as well as critical workers in high-risk settings. While federal guidelines make 2 million Marylanders eligible, the state is only receiving 11,000 doses per day.