COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated January 27, 2021

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Sign up for email/text vaccine updates

To preregister by phone, call 240-777-2982.

Frequently-Asked Questions about the vaccine

Find other vaccine locations (hospitals, pharmacies) on Maryland.gov

Next steps after you preregister

When we have doses available, we will contact you to make a vaccine appointment.

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

We will send you an email or text message with

  • a link for scheduling your appointment, and
  • a list of available clinic dates and times.

At this time, the federal government is giving Maryland approximately 10,000 doses per day for over 1.5 million people who are eligible. SUPPLY IS VERY LIMITED, especially as the vaccine is becoming available to more people. PLEASE BE PATIENT as the available supply of the vaccine in Maryland works to catch up to the demand. The vaccine will eventually be available to all Marylanders.


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COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups

Phase 1 Priority Groups Flyer (PDF)

More resources

Priority Group 1A

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

Tier 1

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Hospital systems are responsible for vaccine administration to hospital-based healthcare workers. The CDC's Pharmacy Partnership is coordinating the distribution and administration of vaccination in congregant living facilities.

Tier 2

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Populations with frequent exposure to individuals with known COVID-19 and/or providing services essential to the maintenance of public health and healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes populations unable to work from home and unable to control social distancing. 

Tier 3

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Populations with risk of exposure to individuals with suspected COVID-19 and/or providing services essential to the maintenance of public health and health care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes populations that may be unable to work from home and unable to control social distancing.

Priority Group 1B

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

Tier 1

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Adults age 75 and older

U.S. Census estimate: 73,000 residents

Tier 2

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Front-line essential workers hold critical jobs essential to the functioning of society and have potential occupational exposure to individuals with COVID-19. A subset of frontline essential workers has the highest risk for potential exposure as they are unable to work from home or control social distancing.

Tier 3

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Front-line essential workers hold critical jobs essential to the functioning of society and have potential occupational exposure to individuals with COVID-19. A subset of frontline essential workers has the highest risk for potential exposure as they are unable to work from home and may be unable to control social distancing. 

Priority Group 1C

All vaccinations are by appointment only — no walk-ups.

Tier 1

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Adults age 65 to 74

U.S. Census estimate: 91,000 residents

Tier 2

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Populations with high-risk medical conditions have a significantly increased risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Nearly 90% of persons hospitalized for COVID-19 have an underlying medical condition.

  • Adults 16(18)-64 years old with medical conditions

Tier 3

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Other attributes that put people at significantly higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness include living and working in congregate settings, experiencing homelessness, living in an area with a high rate of transmission, and working in an industry with a high rate of transmission.

Priority Group 2

*** We will update this section when this group may preregister. ***

People in critical infrastructure roles

Priority Group 3

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General population