The following was emailed from 5th District Congressman Steny Hoyer. Because it contains so much important information, it is shown here in its entirety (with link tracking removed since it came to my personal email). -Linda
New Vaccine Eligibility
Timeline in Maryland
A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of all Maryland families. For more than a year, we’ve sacrificed a lot to get this virus under control. But hope is on the horizon. With the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines, more Marylanders will be able to receive the vaccine in the coming months.
Last week, the state of Maryland announced a new vaccine eligibility timeline beginning tomorrow, March 23. Starting tomorrow, Maryland will enter Phase 2A of its three-phase vaccine eligibility plan. During Phase 2A, Marylanders 60 years of age and older will be able to register for a vaccine appointment. Click here to pre-register or call 1-855-MD-GOVAX.
Over the next several weeks, more Marylanders will be able to register and receive the vaccines. On March 30, the state will enter Phase 2B and individuals 16 years of age and older with an underlying medical condition will be eligible to receive the vaccine. On April 13, Maryland will enter Phase 2C, and individuals 55 years of age and older, as well as essential workers, will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Finally, on April 27, the state will enter Phase 3, and all Marylanders 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Getting vaccinated remains the single most important tool we have to stop the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the health of ourselves, friends, family, and neighbors in the Fifth District. I encourage you to get the first vaccine you are eligible for. Each of the three vaccines are extremely effective and will help curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. While we continue to fight this virus, it remains critically important that all Marylanders follow the most recent guidelines from the CDC, and continue to wear a mask while also social distancing.
Click here for more information about who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine and to register for a vaccine appointment.
Fifth District residents can contact their local health departments to register for a vaccine appointment near them. Below is a list of contact information for each of the health departments in the Fifth District:
Anne Arundel County
Click here to register in Anne Arundel County. If you need assistance, call the Anne Arundel County Department of Health at 410-222-7256 or email email@example.com.
Click here to register in Calvert County. If you need assistance, call the Calvert County Department of Health at 410-535-0218.
Click here to register in Charles County. If you need assistance, call the Charles County Department of Health at 301-609-6717.
Prince George's County
Click here to register in Prince George's County. If you need assistance, call the Prince George's County Department of Health at 301-883-7879.
St. Mary's County
Click here to register in St. Mary's County. New appointments are added on Fridays. If you need assistance, call the St. Mary's Department of Health at 301-475-4330, ext. 1049.
As always, I encourage all Fifth District residents to continue to share their concerns and insights with me by contacting my office or connecting with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. If you are experiencing a personal difficulty such as issues accessing veterans benefits or another problem regarding a federal agency and you wish for my office to place an inquiry on your behalf, please complete the casework request form by clicking here. Sincerely Yours,
Steny H. Hoyer
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