New Mass Vaccination Site In Frederick Opens On Saturday

It can accommodate at least  4,000 or more people.









Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County has a new vaccination site. Earlier this week, County Executive Jan Gardner signed a lease agreement to use the former United HealthCare building on Oak Street for the vaccination center. The county will use 54,000  square feet which will allow it to vaccinate at least 4,000 or more people each day.

The new site will open on Saturday, April 24th, and will be operated by the County Health Department and supported  by the  Maryland Department of Health.

“I am so excited to be able to have a larger space to accelerate our vaccination efforts as more vaccine becomes available,” said County Executive Gardner, in a statement. “Thanks to our great partnership with Frederick Community College, which continues to provide space for our clinics, we have been able to administer first doses to about half of all adults in Frederick County.”

Any appointments scheduled at FCC or the Scott Key Center will continue to be vaccinated at those locations, the county says.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone 16 and older. Residents can go on line to the Maryland statewide preregistration system at Appointments are also needed for  the County Health Department’s COVID vaccination sites. They can be made by calling 301-600-7900. Spanish speakers can call 301-600-7905. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

The COVID Vaccination Support Center is available at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The center operates everyday from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM



By Kevin McManus