Governor Hogan has directed state health officials to provide county leaders with four-week projections for vaccine allotments for their local health department clinics. For the weeks 2/15/21 – 3/8/21, the Washington County Health Department is expected to receive 500 doses each week. This is the amount projected to be allocated to the Washington County Health Department, but that could change based on what the federal administration provides Maryland.
Out of the Washington County Health Department’s weekly vaccine allocation, requirements of allocation include:
- set aside at least 100 doses per week from their overall allocation for Phase 1B educators in their jurisdiction until they have vaccinated their educators
- Vaccinate at least one independent living facility/community a week, in partnership with its local area agency on aging; and
- Vaccinate at least one congregate living facility for people with disabilities (IDD or BH) or a DDA-funded provider that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) a week.
- Prioritize those 65 and older
For the last several weeks, the Health Department has been holding vaccine clinics for congregate living facilities, educators, seniors, and those in Phase 1A who have not been vaccinated yet. The Health Department continues to schedule clinics for these priority groups, however, it will take several weeks and potentially months to schedule clinics for all facilities and groups due to the limited amounts of doses being received.
If you are living in a congregate living or independent living facility, please be patient. The Health Department is actively working with management at these facilities to schedule clinic dates. Once dates are set and registration information is available, your facility’s management will provide details for the clinic so you can make an appointment.