Vaccine Information Guide

Guía de información sobre vacunas

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Message from Congressman David Trone

Reminders about the Vaccination Process

Statewide Vaccine Update

Veterans Vaccine Availability

Allegany County Vaccine Update

Frederick County Vaccine Update

Garrett County Vaccine Update

Montgomery County Vaccine Update

Washington County Vaccine Update

 

 

A Message from 

Congressman David Trone

Dear fellow Marylanders,

First and foremost, I want to thank all of you who have made such immense sacrifices over the past year to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. From the healthcare heroes, to the frontline workers, to the people of all ages doing their part simply by wearing a mask and socially distancing, these commitments to each other are truly making a difference. While COVID-19 continues to spread and we still face risks to our health and safety, I ask that we all please continue to take measures to protect ourselves and others. Together, I know that we will get through this. 

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of researchers and scientists, we have thousands of safe, effective vaccines being provided to people across the state every day. These vaccines are the light at the end of a very dark tunnel, and I join you in eager anticipation of a day when all of us are vaccinated and can resume our normal activities. However, this will take time. 

Our state is moving very slowly through the first phases of vaccine distribution. I share your frustration and understand your confusion. While my office has no direct involvement in the State of Maryland’s vaccine distribution process and we cannot change, alter, or speed up the process by which Marylanders are receiving the vaccine, I am working tirelessly to encourage efficient and equitable distribution.

In this guide, you will find the most up to date information about the state’s plan, including resources to get more information, organizations providing vaccines, and ways to receive updates about your status. Please note that this information is rapidly changing, so information listed can only be guaranteed as accurate at the time of publication.

Please continue to stay safe and care for one another. If my office can be of assistance to you, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@davidtrone.com or 240-907-2392.

Sincerely,

David Trone

Member of Congress

 

 

Reminders about the Vaccination Process

Vaccines are in extremely limited supply. We understand how frustrating and often confusing this process can be, and our top priority is making sure you are informed and easing this complicated process to the best of our ability. This guide has been compiled for that purpose, but please know that this information is changing extremely frequently. While we do our best to keep the information accurate at all times, we can only guarantee that it is correct at the time of publication.

  • Phone lines are frequently at capacity. If you call and do not get an answer, keep trying. We are encouraging our state and local partners to make adjustments to capacity as needed.
  • If no appointments are available, check back frequently. There is no way to predict when more appointments will become available.
  • We are here to listen. If you are having problems, we will do our best to solve them. If we can’t solve them, we will share your concerns with the appropriate entities and leaders. We encourage you to do the same.
  • While my team and I will do our best to answer your questions, decisions about the vaccine rollout ultimately are made by Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Health.

 

 

Statewide Vaccination Update

(Current as of 9:00am, March 5th, 2021)

Currently, the State of Maryland is allowing individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C to receive the vaccine. However, each county is implementing this plan differently. Some counties are not vaccinating all eligible groups at this time. The following groups of people are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 Vaccine under state guidelines:

NOTE: You must only register for a vaccine in a county where you live or work. Otherwise, your appointment may be canceled. (This restriction does not apply to the vaccination sites located at Six Flags (Prince George’s) or the Baltimore Convention Center. Any individual in Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C is eligible to register at these sites. )

  • All licensed, registered and certified health care providers
  • Front line hospital staff
  • Nursing home residents and staff
  • Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities
  • Law enforcement and firefighters, EMS
  • Education staff, including K-12 teachers, support staff and daycare providers
  • Correctional health care staff and officers
  • Public safety workers
  • Health care workers not covered in Phase 1A, including but not limited to lab services, public health, vaccine manufacturing and other health care professions
  • Front line judiciary staff
  • Continuity of government
  • Food/agriculture production, critical manufacturing, U.S. Postal Service, public mass transit, grocery store employees
  • Veterinarians and support staff
  • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
  • Adults age 65 and older
  • Individuals who are currently receiving hospital-based treatment (both inpatient and outpatient) AND diagnosed with the following criteria:
    • Cancer patients who are currently in active treatment
    • End stage renal disease patients requiring hemodialysis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), especially those who are
      • oxygen-dependent or are steroid dependent
      • Solid organ transplant recipients
      • Sickle cell disease patients
      • Diabetic patients (Type 1 and Type 2)

Each county is progressing through these phases differently. If you believe you are eligible for vaccination, your county health department is the best resource for information about when and where you can be vaccinated. 

To register for an appointment or to learn more about the State Mass Vaccinations Sites, visit:

Six Flags: https://massvax.maryland.gov/

Baltimore Convention Center: https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/get-vaccine/baltimore-convention-center-vaccine

(Individuals who need assistance registering for an appointment at the Baltimore Convention Center may call 443-462-5511 during normal weekday business hours).

M&T Bank Stadium: (855) 634-6829

Vaccine Availability for Veterans

Veterans already receiving care through the Department of Veterans affairs may be eligible to receive a vaccine through the VA. Availability is extremely limited.

Currently, those eligible to receive vaccines through the VA include:

  • Veterans living in VA long-term care facilities
  • Veterans receiving care through the VA who are deemed high-risk for contracting COVID-19 based on VA and CDC criteria (most veterans aged 75 and older qualify, in addition to those with serious pre-existing conditions)
  • VA Healthcare personnel

Those interested in receiving the vaccine through the VA should contact their VA Health Team, or contact:

Vaccines are also being provided to servicemembers, their families, and their dependents who are enrolled in TriCare and who meet eligibility requirements. If you are enrolled in TriCare and wish to determine your eligibility and register for an appointment, visit https://www.tricare.mil/covidvaccine

VACCINES ARE PROVIDED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Allegany County Vaccine Update

Allegany County Health Department is currently offering vaccine appointments to residents aged 75 and older. Vaccines are offered by appointment only.

Vaccines are administered at the Barton Business Park Shell Building, 17300 Barton Park Drive, Rawlings, MD, 21502.

Residents must bring photo identification for proof of age and residency.

Vaccination Providers:

Residents may also contact their local senior center for registration:

  • 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

ALL VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL

(As of 9:00am, March 5th)

 

 

Frederick County Vaccine Update

Frederick County is currently offering vaccines to those in Group 1A and adults aged 75 or older who live or work in the County.

To register for a vaccine, eligible individuals must complete a vaccination interest form. After submitting the form, you will be contacted when appointments are available.

Vaccination Providers:

INFORMATION ABOUT APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY IS NOT PUBLICLY PROVIDED

BY FREDERICK COUNTY

 

 

Garrett County Vaccine Update

Garrett County is currently offering vaccines to those in Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C, including adults aged 65 and older.

When vaccinations are available, a link to register will appear on the Health Department website. Those who are unable to register online may also call the health department at 301-334-7698.

Vaccination Providers:

ALL VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL

(As of 9:00am, March 5th)

 

 

Montgomery County Vaccine Update

Montgomery County is currently offering vaccines to individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C, including adults aged 65 years and older.

Residents and those who work in Montgomery County must pre-register using the health department’s online portal. Those who are unable to register online may call the Health Department at 240-777-2982. Once an appointment is available, you will be contacted.

Vaccination Providers: 

LIMITED VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS 1A AND 1B

(As of 9:00am, March 5th)

 

 

 

Washington County Vaccine Update

Washington County is currently offering vaccines to individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, and 1C, including adults aged 65 years or older.

Residents aged 65 and older must fill out a 65+ Vaccine Waitlist Registration Form here. Residents that are eligible for the vaccine and NOT aged 65+ must fill out a Priority Groups Vaccination Waitlist Form here.

Vaccination Providers: 

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED

(As of 9:00am, March 5th)