A vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown will open on Wednesday, March 31 with county resources. According to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the site will transition to a state mass vaccination site the week of April 4.
It was initially scheduled to be able to administer 1,500 doses a day.
It is one of six new mass vaccination sites designated by Gov. Larry Hogan.
An increase in vaccination capacity above 1,500 per day can come as early as April 5 when more of the vaccine is expected to become available for Maryland residents.
Until the state can obtain larger quantities of the vaccine, County health officer Dr. Travis Gayles has emphasized appointments may still be difficult to obtain, even for those meeting all eligibility requirements.
In accordance with the states phased vaccination plan ensuring the most vulnerable residents are given priority, the site will be vaccinating eligible individuals in Phases 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2A.
On March 30, the state plans to open Phase 2B which allows eligibility for the vaccine to those 16 and older with certain medical conditions.
By April 15, the site is expected to be able to administer 3,000 doses a day — about 21,000 doses each week.
CORRECTION: The vaccination clinic at Montgomery College-Germantown will open with County resources on Wednesday, March 31 and will transition to a State mass vaccination clinic the week of April 4. @montgomerycoll @MDHealthDept @MontgomeryCoMD pic.twitter.com/Tey67Qbhuj
— Montgomery County DHHS (@MoCoDHHS) March 25, 2021
Gov. Larry Hogan says Marylanders eligible in Phase 1, 2A, and 2B can now pre-register for appointments at Montgomery College in Germantown and the Timonium Fairgrounds here.
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) March 28, 2021