Eligibility now includes those age 16-64 with underlying medical conditions
Snow Hill, MD– Starting March 30, 2021, the Worcester County Health Department, based on direction from the State of Maryland, is expanding COVID-19 vaccination (Moderna Vaccine) coverage to include those age 18 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Those eligible can register online through MarylandVax.org. During the week of March 29-April 2,2021, clinics will be held at the following locations :
- Tuesday, March 30, 2021- Pocomoke Health Center, 400 A-Walnut Street, Pocomoke City
- Thursday, April 1, 2021- Northside Park, 200 125th Street, Ocean City
- Friday, April 2, 2021-Elks Lodge #1624, 1944 Worcester Highway, Pocomoke City
Online registration is required through the state of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduling website. To register, go to https://www.marylandvax.org/clinic/search. Search “Worcester” to find health department clinic dates and locations. Officials recommend that anyone who is not comfortable filling out web forms seek the help of a friend or family member to complete the registration process. If you are unable to schedule your own appointment or not able to seek help from a friend or family member, please call 667-253-2140 and someone will help you to register. Once registered, you should receive a confirmation email within minutes--be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
The timeline for COVID-19 vaccination expansion is as follows:
Phase 2A: Tuesday, March 23. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 60 and older. According to Maryland Department of Health data, nearly 90% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths are in the 60+ age range. Additionally, pre-registration for the State of Maryland mass vaccination clinics, including the site located at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, is now open for Marylanders 60 and older at covidvax.maryland.gov.
Phase 2B: Tuesday, March 30. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 16 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness. According to CDC data, nearly 90% of individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 have an underlying medical condition.
Phase 2C: Tuesday, April 13. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries, including food services (i.e. restaurant workers), utilities, construction workers, transportation, financial services, IT, and other infrastructure.
Phase 3: Tuesday, April 27. Eligibility opens for all Marylanders 16 and older.
Individuals currently eligible in Phase 1will continue to be prioritized at the state’s mass vaccination sites.
For more information about future vaccine clinics, COVID-19, and the current Phase, visit WorcesterHealth.org and follow us @WorcesterHealth on Facebook. Worcester County Health Department 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. All COVID-19 vaccination clinic spots are dependent on vaccine doses received from the State. We will post new clinics every Monday afternoon.
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Travis Brown
410.632.1100 ext. 1130