Residents can expect it to open in mid-April
Annapolis, MD (KB) Maryland will be moving into another phase of its vaccination plan against COVID-19.
At a public information briefing on Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that Phase 2B of the state’s vaccine distribution plan will begin on March 30th. He said it Phase 2B will let those 16 and older with underlying conditions receive the vaccine against COVID-19. He said this also includes people with disabilities.
“People with disabilities experience significant barriers to accessing health services, so the Maryland Department of Disabilities along with the Maryland Department of Health are working together to try to close that gap and to make sure no one is left behind,” he explained.
Maryland Secretary of Disabilities Carol Beatty said the Governor’s decision will make a difference to those with disabilities.
“Today’s announcement of the inclusion of a broader group of people with disabilities in Phase 2B addresses the equity concerns for people with disabilities,” she said. “The individuals included in today’s announcements represent some of the poorest and hardest to reach in the disability community.”
Governor Hogan also announced six more mass vaccination sites will open next month.
“The week of April 5th, the Timonium Fairgrounds site, in partnership with Baltimore County, will transition into a state mass vaccination site,” he stated.
The Governor said later that same week, a site will open at Montgomery College in Germantown. . Then, the week of April 12th, more vaccination sites will open in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties at locations that will be announced at a later date.
Later in April, sites will open in partnership with Howard County and Hartford County. Those locations will be announced when they are finalized.
Governor Hogan said the vaccination site in Hagerstown at the Premium Outlets will open on Thursday.