Mass vaccination site to open in Frederick County the week of April 12th
Annapolis, MD (KB) Governor Larry Hogan announced that all Marylanders 16 and older can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at mass vaccination sites.
He said the state has now administered over 2.7 million vaccines to residents.
“We’re now averaging over 57,000 shots per day, which is one of the fastest rates in America,” he stated.
Hogan said the state plans to make announcements in the coming days to further accelerate vaccine eligibility.
“As promised, this week we began to see an increased supply of vaccines from the Federal Government,” he said. “The White House has pledged that next week and in the weeks ahead, we should expect to see a similar supply.”
On Tuesday, the state of Maryland entered into Phase 2B of the COVID-19 vaccination process. Hogan said all Marylanders 16 and up with underlying medical conditions are now eligible for the vaccine.
“According to the CDC, nearly 90% of all of those hospitalized for COVID-19 have had an underlying medical condition,” he explained. “Getting these individuals vaccinated will go a long way toward protecting our most vulnerable citizens from the virus.”
Hogan said there is growing concern over new highly-transmissible variants making their way down the East Coast.
“We are quite literally in a race between these variants and the vaccines,” he noted. “Across America, these variants are driving an increase in new infections and hospitalizations, particularly among younger people.”
The variants are rapidly spreading mainly in New York, New Jersey, and New England. Hogan said they have made their way to neighboring states, including Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Hogan also said the week of April 12th a mass vaccination site for Frederick County will open at Frederick Community College.