Maryland Vaccine Resources

Vaccine supply in Maryland is overseen by the State with distribution delegated to a mix of state-run sites, county health departments, pharmacies and hospitals. Senator Cardin’s office has no ability to schedule appointments or control who is eligible when. Senator Cardin shares your frustration with the current process, but he is working with the Biden administration to increase supplies and with the state to ensure that all vaccine doses sent to the state are efficiently used.

While the process has been difficult to understand, the Maryland Department of Health is continuing to make additional vaccination sites available. The Biden Administration also has pledged more advance notice of vaccine availability, which should allow for better planning by the state. 

As of March 23, Maryland is in Phase 2A of the vaccine distribution plan; Marylanders ages 60 and older will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  To check your eligibility, go to https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/. Some counties may still prioritize people within Phase 1A, 1B and 1C over those in Phase 2, so please make sure to check with your county health department. To schedule an appointment, access the “Find a Vaccination Site” tab on the state’s coronavirus page at https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine.

On March 30, the state will move to Phase 2B, which includes all Marylanders ages 16 or older with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus.  On April 13, Phase 2C will start for all Marylanders age 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries (construction, food services, utilities, financial services, IT and other infrastructure). On April 27, ALL Marylanders age 16 and older are eligible for vaccination.

Currently, over 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Maryland, with over 750,000 people fully vaccinated. As we move through Phase 2, the total number of Marylanders eligible for a vaccine will eventually total more than 3.8 million by April 27. The state is averaging administering over 43,000 vaccines per day, and it is anticipated that a significant increase in allocation from the federal government will occur in mid-April allowing up to 100,000 doses to be administered daily.  Since demand still exceeds supply, appointments continue to fill up quickly. As Governor Hogan has stated numerous times, you will likely encounter sites with no appointments or you may be added to a wait list. Other than for the state’s mass vaccination sites, we strongly encourage you to stay within the county where you live or where you work to be vaccinated. This will allow for a fairer distribution of the limited supply.

Resources:

**You must contact the clinic or site listed to schedule an appointment. Many sites will request callers fill out a pre-registration form AND will then follow up later with the individual to schedule the actual appointment. Filling out the pre-registration form will get you in line to later schedule an appointment.

  • Vaccination Appointments: While supplies are limited, vaccinations are available through local county health departments, hospitals, pharmacies statewide, and mass vaccination sites.
  • Hospitals, Pharmacies and Grocery StoresPlease check your county website or the state website to see which hospitals, pharmacies and grocery stores may be available to you.
  • Maryland’s CENTRAL call center allows Marylanders anywhere in the state to register for a vaccine. This number is aimed at seniors and others who don’t have internet access or are having difficulty navigating the websites. The state’s vaccination support center is staffed seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Callers can get information on vaccines, identify providers in their area, and schedule appointments at Maryland’s mass vaccination sites. The call center number is 1-855-MD-GO-VAX, which is 1- 855-634-6829. Dialing 211 on your cell phone will also get you to this site.

Vaccine Equity Task Force: The Task Force, working with local health departments, hospitals, retail pharmacies, and community organizations, has established pop-up and mobile COVID vaccination clinics. The goal of the Task Force is to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities; nearly 50 pop-up clinics have already been deployed, providing nearly 10,000 vaccines to some of the most underserved Marylanders. More information about the Task Force’s activities can be found here.

County Health Departments

The best way to stay up-to-date is to check regularly your county health department’s website and/or sign up for updates. See below, and click on the county to link to its website.

**Please note that the phone numbers listed below will direct you to the respective counties’ COVID-19 hotline OR the health departments’ main extension, with an option to access a COVID- 19 extension.

Allegany County

 

  

301-759-5000

Anne Arundel County

 

 

410-222-7256 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. –    4 p.m.; Sunday, closed; Email: covid19info@aacounty.org)

Baltimore City

 

 

On your cell phone, dial 211;  or 410-396-3100                  

Baltimore County

 

 

410-887-3816 (Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Calvert County

 

 

410-535-5400 . 334 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Caroline County

 

 

410-479-8000

Carroll County

 

 

410-876-4848  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Cecil County

 

 

410-996-1005 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., after hours messages checked the following business day)

Charles County

 

 

301-609-6717 (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday    10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Option to call 301-609-6777 Monday – Friday)

Dorchester County

 

 

410-228-3223 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; call 211 after hours)

Frederick County

 

 

On your cell phone, dial 211 or 866-411-6803

Garrett County

 

 

301-334-7698  (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, leave message after hours)

Harford County

 

 

On your cell phone, dial 211

Howard County

 

 

410-313-6284   (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Kent County

 

 

410-778-1350  (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Montgomery County

 

 

Nurse line: 240-777-1755

Prince George's County

 

 

301-883-6627 or 311#

Queen Anne's County

 

 

443-262-9909

Somerset County

 

 

443-523-1920 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) (after hours, call 211 on your cell phone)

St. Mary's County

 

 

301-475-4330  (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Talbot County

 

 

410-819-5641

Washington County

 

 

219-covid-19, or 1-833-285-2804

Wicomico County

 

 

410-912-6889

Worcester County?

 

 

410-632-1100 option #8 (Monday -– Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or dial 211 on your cell phone

Mass Vaccination Sites:

There are currently four state-run mass vaccination sites that are operational. Two additional sites will open before the end of March.  ALL mass vaccination sites will accept Phase 1C Maryland residents (including age 65 and older), regardless of county of residence.  To receive updates on appointments for mass vaccination sites, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211. Calling 1-855-MD-GO-VAX, which is 1-855-634-6829, will connect you with people who can help with setting up appointments at ALL mass vaccination sites.  Some sites also have a local number you can call specific to that site-see below.

  •  Baltimore Convention Center:
    • Please click this link (https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/get- vaccine/baltimore-convention-center-vaccine) to fill out a pre-registration form.

    • If you do not have internet access or need assistance, you can call 443-462-5511, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. This will connect you with someone who can assist with entering your information into the system, and put you into the queue for appointments for the Baltimore Convention Center. It is not the actual scheduling of an appointment.

    • You can also call 1-855-MD-GO-VAX, which is 1-855-634-6829, who can help with setting up appointments at other mass vaccination sites.

    • Although all can register, BCC will focus on underserved populations.

    • If you do not have internet access or need assistance, you can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-registration Hotline at 301-883-6627, option 5, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You will be connected with someone who can help enter your information and get you into the queue for appointments for the Six Flags site.
    •  You can also call 1-855-MD-GO-VAX, which is 1-855-634-6829, who can help with setting up appointments at other mass vaccination sites.

 

  • M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens Stadium):
    • Scheduled to open on Thursday, 25 February.
    • If you do not have internet access or need assistance 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634- 6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals should expect potential prolonged wait times on the phone due to call volume.
  • SOUTHERN MARYLAND: Regency Furniture Stadium (Charles County)
    • Opened Thursday March 4.
    • If you do not have internet access or need assistance, call 855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • EASTERN SHORE: Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
    • An Eastern Shore mass vaccination site at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury will open no later than Thursday, March 18. Details to follow.

  • WESTERN MARYLAND: Hagerstown Premium Outlets
    • A Western Maryland mass vaccination site will be located at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets and will open by the end of March. Details to follow.

 

  • ADDITIONAL SITES:
    • The governor announced that the state is in active discussions with those counties that have expressed an interest in hosting a mass vaccination site.
    • Expanding the number and capacity of mass vaccination sites is entirely contingent upon an increase in supply from the federal government.