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COVID-19 Vaccination

The Carroll County Health Department is currently vaccinating people in Phase 1B, and working to finish Phase 1A. The state of Maryland is open to people in Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C.

  • We will not begin vaccinating people in Phase 1C at our health department clinics until we are close to completing 1B.
  • People age 75 and older are in Phase 1B.
  • People 65-74 are in Phase 1C and are eligible for vaccination at many clinics across the state, including mass vaccination clinics. You may call the New State of Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829) open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine#locator 
  • People under 65 with chronic health conditions are in Phase 2, unless they are under hospital-based care, in which case they are in 1C. See the pyramid below for details.

If you are 75+ and are registered on our interest list, you will receive a call or email when we are ready to register you for an appointment. If you are not on our list, complete the 75+ interest form on our interest form page.

If you are 65-74, you are eligible at other locations in the state and may choose to try to get an appointment at another location while waiting for the health department to begin Phase 1C. See below for more suggestions. If you have not already registered on our interest list, you may do so on our interest form page.

We receive only 800-1,200 doses per week of the Moderna vaccine for 18 and older, though we request 3000. This allocation is decided by the state based on population. See our press release for additional details and this Maryland Department of Health press release for more information on state allocations.

 
 
We are registering limited numbers of people in Phase 1A and Phase 1B for vaccination at our clinics at this time. Clinic are by appointment only, focused on certain priority groups, and restricted to those who receive the link directly from the Health Department or their place of employment (school, childcare, first responder, healthcare, etc).
 
Due to our limited vaccine supply will not be able to vaccinate everyone in Phase 1B right away, and we are not yet able to start vaccinating people in Phase 1C at Health Department clinics. People in Phase 1C, including people age 65-74, may be vaccinated at other sites if an appointment is available.
 
We recommend that people consider multiple options for getting vaccinated. Please see below for several options to help you plan. You may not be able to make an appointment right away.
 
If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete the appropriate interest form at the link below, and we will contact you when we are ready to register you. 
 
 
 
 
Phases of vaccination:
 

The Health Department will move to Phase 1C when we have completed most people in Phase 1B. The timing of each phase depends on how much vaccine we receive, how many people in each phase want the vaccine, and state and federal guidance. As vaccine becomes available in other locations, such as pharmacies and provider offices, the health department may receive much less vaccine. For more information on each of these phases, please see the Maryland Department of Health vaccine information page.

As of February 4, certain immunocompromised individuals, diagnosed with a condition listed below, who are receiving hospital-based treatments, AND individuals receiving care in hospital outpatient centers are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1C.

  • End stage renal disease patients requiring hemodialysis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), especially those who are oxygen-dependent or are steroid dependent
  • Solid organ transplant recipients
  • Sickle cell disease patients
  • Diabetic patients (Type 1 and Type 2)

Individuals diagnosed with these medical conditions who are not currently hospitalized will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Maryland’s Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

 
Please consider other options for vaccination as well as our interest forms:
  1. Sign up at LifeBridge.

          They are also registering people who are interested in receiving the vaccine:

  1. Talk to your healthcare provider. Many providers are planning to offer the vaccine to priority patients when they are able to get it.
    • This may be a good option for people with chronic health conditions.
  1. Contact your local pharmacy.
  1. Look for larger clinics across the state.
    • The state has a vaccine locator that lists clinics across the state.
    • COVID-19 Vaccinations in Maryland
    • NEW! Maryland Mass Vaccination Site at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital opens February 5th. Vaccination is by appointment only, and no walk-ins will be permitted. Marylanders can register for an appointment at the BCCFH vaccination site online at www.umms.org/BCCvaccine
    • New COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829) open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Marylanders can call the center to get information on COVID-19 vaccines and identify providers closest to their homes. The center is specifically designed to assist residents without internet access.
       
      The center can also help callers schedule vaccination appointments at the state’s mass vaccination sites, including Six Flags America in Prince George’s County, which has been in operation since February 5.

Please keep in mind that all vaccination is by appointment only and you must be in phase 1A, 1B, or 1C to be vaccinated at this time. The Health Department will not be able to move into Phase 1C with our clinics until we have been able to vaccinate more people in 1B.

We will share updates about vaccine availability, priority groups, and vaccination plans on this page. Check back frequently for updates.
 
 
Our COVID-19 vaccination survey is now closed. If you missed it, but still want to provide feedback, please contact maggie.kunz@maryland.gov. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey! See the vaccination survey results: COVID-19 Vaccination Survey data 12.8.2020

The Spanish survey is still open. La encuesta española sigue abierta.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Carroll está trabajando con socios locales para desarrollar planes de vacunación contra COVID-19. Responda esta breve encuesta anónima para compartir sus pensamientos sobre la vacuna COVID-19. La fecha límite es el lunes 7 de diciembre. ¡Gracias!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YGWV758

 

12/18/2020