Hogan Confirms Mass Vaccination Site Opening in Montgomery County Week of April 5

During a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that a mass vaccination site is opening at Montgomery College in Germantown the week of April 5.

It is one of six mass vaccinations that will open in Maryland in April. By the end of April, Maryland will have a total of 12 mass vaccination sites. Marylanders interested in getting vaccinated at a state-run mass vaccination site can preregister online if they are included in the state’s phase 1, 2A, or 2B vaccination groups.

The Germantown mass vaccination site is expected to have the capacity to administer 3,000 COVID-19 vaccinations per day.

County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement about Hogan’s announcement, thanking the governor, state health officials, Montgomery College, and Holy Cross Health for their partnerships in developing a mass vaccination site.

“With thousands of Montgomery County residents leaving the County and driving to other jurisdictions to get vaccinated, we are pleased to have a site that will provide better access for our residents and other Marylanders,” Elrich said in the statement.

Elrich urged county residents to get vaccinated when they are able. “As Maryland’s largest and most diverse community by race, socio-economic status, and culture, we have been and will continue to make sure that our vaccination efforts are equitable throughout the County,” he said.

“This mass vaccination site will be more accessible by public transit than other locations around the State, making it easier for people who depend on public transportation to get to the site,” Elrich said.

The news comes as Maryland is entering phase 2A of its vaccine distribution plan, meaning Marylanders ages 60 and older can register to sign up for a COVID-19. By April 27, Maryland is set to enter vaccine phase 2, which would allow Marylanders 16 and older to sign up for vaccine appointments.

Hogan said governors were told by the White House to expect vaccine supplies, particularly the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to ramp up in the upcoming weeks.

Local leaders have taken to Twitter to express their excitement after weeks of pushing the state to open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County.

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