March 2, 2021

Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: March 2, 2021

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March 2, 2021 – Governor Hogan Press Conference

Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will join Maryland’s COVID-19 team as a Senior Adviser for Public Health. He will advise the state in a number of areas, including vaccines and variants.

Johnson & Johnson

  • Made in Maryland.
  • Initial allocation: 49,600
  • No Johnson & Johnson shipped to states next week.

Mass Vaccination Sites

  • Six Flags site will begin second doses and expand from 2,000 shots per day to more than 4,000.
  • M&T Bank Stadium site will ramp up to 2,000 shots per day.
  • Convention Center pivoting to focus on underserved communities in Baltimore City.
  • Southern Maryland site at the Blue Crabs’ stadium in Charles County will open Thursday, March 4th.
  • Eastern Shore site at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury will open no later than Thursday, March 18th.
  • Western Maryland site at Hagerstown Premium Outlets will open by the end of this month.

Allocation Guidance

  • Increasing allocations to providers across the state.
  • Prepared to consider additional increases to providers who are able to utilize more doses.

Additional Updates

Maryland has vaccinated more than 40% of our eligible population, including many of our most vulnerable.

The state’s vaccination network includes 2,381 distribution points at pharmacies, mass vaccination sites, hospitals, local health departments and assisted living facilities.

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