BREAKING: Maryland to begin Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations on March 23rd
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that the State of Maryland will move into Phase 2 of its COVID vaccination plan next week.
The second phase will be divided into multiple sections. Phase 2A, which will begin on Tuesday, March 23rd, will include all Marylanders age 60 and older.
On Tuesday, March 30th, Phase 2B of vaccinations will begin. This includes all Marylanders age 16 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
Phase 2C is set to begin on Tuesday, April 13th, and will include all Marylanders age 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries such as construction, food services, utilities, financial services, IT, and other infrastructure.
Governor Hogan says the State of Maryland will enter Phase 3 of vaccinations no later than Tuesday, April 27th. At this time, eligibility will open to every single Marylander over the age of 16.
We’re told that although the state is moving into Phase 2, all individuals currently eligible in Phase 1 who have not yet received their vaccine will continue to be prioritized at the state’s mass vaccine sites. In addition, any Marylander over the age of 60 can pre-register for one of the mass vaccination sites here, or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX.
The governor also added that supply will be ramping up to meet the demand, but they do expect demand to continue outpacing supply for the next several weeks.