All licensed social workers in Maryland are included in Phase 1A and can contact Elaine Rose at [email protected]
to provide their contact information to be scheduled and receive the vaccine.
Hospitals and health departments in Maryland are both receiving allocations of vaccine from the State of Maryland. In Washington County, we are partnering with Meritus to administer vaccinations in accordance with Governor Hogan’s established prioritization plan. Under our partnership with Meritus, the Health Department coordinates with eligible priority populations and supplies this information to Meritus for scheduling and vaccination. The Health Department is required to adhere to the governor’s prioritization list and must have approval from the State to move on to different phases/populations.
The Health Department has, to date, received a total of 2,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine and these doses began to be administered today through the Meritus clinic. Meritus has received Pfizer doses in their allocations and has been using these first before moving on to our Moderna doses. This is why the Health Department’s allocation used has been “0%” until today. As of yesterday, Meritus has administered 2,315 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Washington County Emergency Operations Center, the Washington County Health Department, and Washington County Government are aware of the messaging Meritus Health has released stating they are moving forward with vaccinating those who are 65 and older. For more information, call Meritus at 301-790-8490. The County will continue to move forward with the plan laid out by the Governor. We remain in Phase 1A and hope to transition to Phase 1B in the coming weeks. Locations of where vaccinations will take place for the listed populations will also be forthcoming in the next few weeks.