In preparation for the beginning of Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that county residents can use to sign up to receive notification when they are eligible Have a vaccine and appointments are available.
"We will vaccinate as many of our residents as possible and do so as soon as possible to save lives and see the end of this deadly pandemic," said Johnny Olszewski, county executive. "I thank Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Branch and everyone in the Department of Health for their incredible work in maintaining an efficient and effective vaccination operation."
"The Baltimore Department of Health stands ready to successfully deliver any dose of the vaccine we receive," said Dr. Gregory Wm. Ast. "Having an efficient vaccination schedule saves lives and that is our primary goal here in Baltimore County."
Each week, the Baltimore Department of Health plans vaccination clinics for the following week, with the number of appointment slots depending on how many vaccines the county will receive across the state. Once the clinics are scheduled, the department will send an email to a limited number of authorized people and provide them with links to sign up for appointments.
Residents who fill out the new registration form will identify if they fall into any of the various priority categories and provide their contact information. This allows the health department to contact them if they are eligible and a vaccine is available.
It is important for residents to note that given the limited amount of vaccine available, it will take some time to reach each resident who is eligible. Residents are encouraged to be patient and continue to wear masks and social distancing as we work to vaccinate as many people as possible.
Since receiving the first shipment of vaccine on December 23, 2020, the Baltimore Department of Health has delivered 10,715 doses of vaccine – the most doses of any local health agency in the state. Another 5,850 are due to be administered next week.
The Baltimore County Health Department is reminding residents to continue wearing masks, avoid large gatherings, and create social distance for a healthier Baltimore County.
Individuals can visit baltimorecountymd.gov/vaccine regularly for the latest updates.
Residents can access the COVID-19 vaccine registration form at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/vaccineregistry