New system designed to simplify the process and prioritize elderly
Snow Hill, MD– This week the Worcester County Health Department is updating how it registers individuals for COVID-19 vaccine clinics. There is now a single central waiting listing that includes all clinics operated by Worcester Health. To register for this waiting list, call 667-253-2140. Due to limited vaccine supply, we do not expect to post Worcester County Health Department clinics onto MarylandVax.org for the next several weeks.
“We know that the previous registration system was frustrating for a lot of community members,” said Rebecca Jones, Health Officer for Worcester. “Registering online can offer convenience but due to limited vaccine supply, appointments on MarylandVax.org were being filled almost as soon as they were posted each week. One of the main questions we’ve gotten from residents is how to get onto a waiting list; previously, those lists were per clinic but they also filled quickly. Keeping one central waiting list without a capacity limit will remove a lot of the stress of rushing to grab an appointment before it is filled.”
Anyone currently on a waiting list in Worcester will be added to this new central list. The waiting list is open to anyone currently eligible under Maryland’s Phase system. As of today, that includes Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C. However, priority will be given to individuals 65-years-and-older, per the State’s most recent directive. Vaccination registration will be made available as vaccine supply allows. Clinics are by appointment only. You will not be able to receive a vaccination if you don’t have a scheduled appointment. You will not be vaccinated unless you meet current eligibility.
For more information on vaccines, COVID-19, and the current Phase, visit WorcesterHealth.org. We encourage individuals looking for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Worcester County Health Department clinic to call 667-253-2140.
These vaccination clinics are made available through a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Government, Town of Ocean City, Pocomoke City, and the Pocomoke Elks Lodge.