Phase 2 Announced for Maryland: Notes From Governor Hogan’s 3/18 Press Conference

by MCS Staff

Phase 2 Announced for Maryland: Notes From Governor Hogan’s 3/18 Press Conference

Notes are paraphrased

• It took 67 days to reach one million doses, but just 27 days to reach two million.

• Vaccination rate faster than 37 other states.

• Nearly 25% of all Marylanders have gotten a vaccine.

• Infrastructure in place to do 100,000 shots per day.

• In on-going discussions with other jurisdictions for mass-vax sites.

• Biggest challenge continues to be supply from Federal government, but there’s progress on that front.

• Per Joe Biden, every adult will be eligible for vaccine by May 1st.

• Significant increase in vaccine supply for all states by week of March 29th.

State of Maryland enters Phase 2 beginning Tuesday, March 23rd. All Marylanders 60+ will be eligible for a vaccine.

• On Tuesday, March 30th Maryland will move to Phase 2B. Includes Marylanders 16+ with underlying medical conditions.

• Phase 2C will begin 4/13/21. All Marylanders 55+ and essential workers.

• Phase 3 will begin 4/27/21. It will include ALL Marylanders 16+

• All phase 2 eligible Marylanders will still be prioritized.

• This week MD is launching a pilot program to provide vaccines to primary care practices throughout Maryland in order to administer vaccines directly to vulnerable populations they serve.

• The program begins with 37 practices chosen based on their connection to largely African American and Hispanic communities and areas with less geographic access to vax sites.

• The MD Health Services Cost Review Commission has established a first-in-the-nation program to support hospital efforts to engage in community-based vaccination efforts.

• Program is made possible by the one-of-a-kind Maryland Model healthcare finance system which will provide $12 million for community-based vaccination initiatives led by hospitals.

• “Please get vaccinated when it is your turn.” -Gov. Hogan


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Edgar March 19, 2021 - 3:59 pm

I can’t find a CVS or giant to get a appointment it ask for email and password but says my password is difrent then what they have on record why I have never epply for one


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