Maryland is moving into new vaccine eligibility phase
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is moving into a new phase of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents 60 years old and older are eligible as the state opens Phase 2A on Tuesday.
States are expecting to see a significant increase in vaccine supply.
On Monday, Acting Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Schrader said the state could get between 300,000 and 400,000 doses a week by next week or the week after.
State lawmakers raised concerns with the health secretary about older residents who have been eligible for the vaccine, but have yet to get it.
Schrader says Maryland is still focusing on vaccinating older residents, even as Phase 2 opens.
Priority groups 1A, 1B, 1C and 2A can now pre-register for an appointment at mass vaccination sites. Pre-registration ensures you will be notified when you are able to make an appointment if you're eligible to receive a vaccine. #GoVAXMaryland— GoVAX Maryland (@GoVAXMaryland) March 23, 2021
Sign up at: https://t.co/mpP9pKrZ5t pic.twitter.com/kODQlCL6tF
Beginning today, all eligible Phase 1 and Phase 2A populations can now pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site by visiting https://t.co/OsilIBobhL or calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829) @GovLarryHogan will provide a #COVID19 update at 2:30 p.m. @GoVaxMD pic.twitter.com/lUhLGt2eUI— Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) March 23, 2021