PRIORITY GROUPS AND PHASES
In a press conference on January 5th, Governor Larry Hogan announced further details regarding priority groups and estimated timelines to move into phases 1B and 1C.
Phase 1B: Estimated Time Late January
The vaccination of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and congregate living facilities are being coordinated by pharmacies through a federal contract. However, in an effort to assist in vaccinating these vulnerable populations sooner, the Washington County Health Department will be moving forward with vaccinating certain local congregate living facilities beginning later this month. More information on these clinics and how staff and residents can schedule their appointments will be released in the near future.
Once the County has been approved by the governor to move into Phase 1B, the health department will be providing vaccination clinics to Washington County Public School employees and government employees. Meritus will be providing vaccinations clinics to those 75 and older and anyone in the priority groups for Phase 1A, who have not been vaccinated.
As the health department receives more allocations of the vaccine, clinics will be expanded to the other groups identified in phase 1B such as daycare providers, high-risk inmates, and developmentally disabled populations.
Once we have moved into Phase 1B and can start scheduling those priority groups, more information on registering to be vaccinated will be announced on the county’s website and social media.
- Rolling Distribution: we will not wait to get to all members of a priority group before moving on to those next inline
- Member of previous groups can still get vaccinated in later phases