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. 

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.

  • 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 2:00pm, April 9th, 2021)

Currently, the State of Maryland is allowing individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2B to receive the vaccine. All Marylanders aged 16 and older can now register for an appointment to receive a vaccine at one of the mass vaccination sites. By Monday, April 12, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to schedule appointments and get vaccinated through all providers in the State. The following groups of people are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine under state guidelines:

  • 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
  • Any individual aged 16 and older (at mass vaccination sites only)
  • 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)
  • Individuals aged 16 and up with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness (Click here for a list of medical conditions that apply)
  • Those aged 16 and up with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefit.
  • Those receiving long term services and support through Maryland’s Medicaid waiver and state plan services.

Marylanders can also use one of several aggregator sites designed to help individuals find appointments across the state: 

https://www.findashot.org/appointments/us/MD

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/MD/

https://www.mdvax.info/

All Marylanders aged 16 and older may also register for a vaccine appointment at one of the state’s Mass Vaccination Sites, located at:

Six Flags America (Bowie, MD)

Baltimore Convention Center (Baltimore, MD)

M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) (Walk-up appointments are available)

Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, MD)

Hagerstown Premium Outlets (Hagerstown, MD) (Walk-up appointments are available)

Wicomico Civic Center (Salisbury, MD) (Walk-up appointments are available)

Montgomery College (Germantown, MD)

Maryland State Fairgrounds (Timonium, MD)

Greenbelt Washington Metro Station (Greenbelt, MD)

To pre-register for an appointment at any of these sites, click here or call (855) 634-6829.

Vaccine Availability for Veterans

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough vaccine:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
  • Washington DC VA Medical Center
    • The Washington DC VA Medical Center is currently administering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only to Veterans and those cited as part of the SAVE LIVES Act. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with the DC VA Medical Center, call 202-745-4342 during business hours.
  • Martinsburg VA Medical Center
    • The Martinsburg VA Medical Center and all Community Based Outpatient Clinics are currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled Veteran patients. Enrolled Veterans of any age or Veterans who are essential personnel as defined by the CDC are qualified to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Call the COVID Vaccine Call Center at 304-579-2550, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule your appointment. Veterans will need to bring their VA ID card or Driver’s License (or other identification) that shows their date of birth and Insurance Card if applicable.

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 individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2B.

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

(Current As of 2:00pm April 9th, 2021)

 

 

Frederick County Vaccine Update

Frederick County is currently offering vaccines to those in Group 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2B 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, 2A, and 2B.

Individuals interested in registering for an appointment should fill out the Vaccine Interest Form on the Health Department website. Those who are unable to register online may also call the health department at 301-334-7698.

Vaccination Providers:

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED

(As of 2:00pm, April 9th)

 

 

Montgomery County Vaccine Update

Montgomery County is currently offering vaccines to individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2A, and 2B.

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

(As of 2:00pm, April 9th)

 

 

 

Washington County Vaccine Update

Washington County is currently offering vaccines to individuals in Groups 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2B.

Eligible residents must fill out a Vaccine Waitlist Registration Form here.

Vaccination Providers: 

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED

(As of 2:00pm, April 9th)