(March 26, 2021) Gov. Larry Hogan this week announced plans to open six more covid-19 mass vaccination sites in counties across the state of Maryland, none of which were on the Eastern Shore.

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Gov. Larry Hogan along with National Guard troops at a mobile COVID vaccine bus on the Eastern Shore last week. This week, Hogan announced six more mass vaccination sites throughout the state, bringing the total to 12. 

At the beginning of April, sites will open at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County and Montgomery College in Germantown. In mid-April, Frederick and Anne Arundel counties will welcome clinics, followed by Howard and Hartford counties later in the month, bringing the total number in the state to 12.

The only mass vaccination clinic on the Eastern Shore is in Wicomico County. It equally serves residents in Wicomico, Dorcester and Worcester counties.

Hogan also said during last week’s news conference that officials will on Tuesday begin vaccinating residents in Phase 2B, which includes anyone 16 and older with a disability.

Marylanders in Phases 1, 2A and 2B are all eligible now to pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov or calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). Hogan said Tuesday that more than 150,000 Marylanders had successfully pre-registered.

By April 27, Hogan said he expects that every resident will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

As of Thursday morning, Maryland providers had administered 2,358,677 total doses of covid-19 vaccines. The state is averaging 45,855 shots per day.

Hogan also emphasized the importance of getting the vaccine to stop the spread of covid-19 and its variants, which he said are beginning to show up in parts of the state. He pointed out that officials are struggling now to meet the demand with the supply, but he anticipates that will shift and they will eventually “go out looking for people” to get vaccines once the supply catches up.

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