COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE 1/18/2021

Prince George’s County residents who are in Phase 1B are now eligible for vaccination appointments. 

Individuals who live or work in Prince George’s County must fill out the pre-registration form. As vaccine appointments become available, individuals who are eligible will receive an email from the Health Department with a link and instructions on how to make a vaccine appointment. COVID-19 vaccines are offered by appointment only. 

The following individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B:  

  • Adults ages 75 and up  
  • Assisted living and other congregate settings (including staff and residents of homeless shelters)   
  • Education/Childcare Sector (teachers and support staff, higher education, child care workers)  
  • Government continuity of operations  

Individuals who were eligible to receive vaccinations in Phase 1A and still have not received the vaccine should fill out the pre-registration form as well. 

Anyone who lives or work in Prince George’s County who does not fall into Phase 1A or Phase 1B should still fill out the pre-registration form. Based on your responses, you will be notified of eligibility when the County moves into future phases of vaccine distribution, and as appointments become available, you will receive a link with instructions on how to schedule your vaccine appointment. 

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  2. Health Care Providers

Vaccination Phased Distribution

*Individuals in prior phases are still eligible to sign up to receive vaccines as we move to additional phases.

COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed through a phased, equitable approach to the most at-risk populations first. Vaccination efforts will continue until every Prince Georgian is able to get the vaccine. The department may need to prioritize some groups further within these phases based on vaccine availability and distribution abilities.

Prioritization of those vaccinated in each phase is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as state guidance and is subject to change. A person’s eligibility to receive the vaccine is based on the current distribution phase the County is in.

Individuals who live or work in Prince George’s County should fill out the pre-registration form. When it is your turn to receive a vaccine and appointments are available, the Health Department will follow up with a link and instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Please note that you will not receive a notification from the Health Department until you are eligible based on the County’s vaccination distribution plan and appointments are available. Appointment availability is also based on vaccine supply, which is currently limited in the County and the State of Maryland.

  1. Phase 1 (January-April)
  2. Phase 2 (April-May)
  3. Phase 3 (May-June)

PHASE 1: Healthcare Workers, Essential Personnel, & At-risk Populations

Phase 1A (January 2021)

  • Hospital and frontline health care workers:
    Most hospital and frontline health care workers will be vaccinated at their place of employment.

  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities/nursing homes:
    Individuals living and working in long-term care facilities and nursing homes will be vaccinated as a part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program. The State of Maryland and/or the pharmacies that are part of the program will coordinate directly with long-term care facilities.

  • Frontline first responders/essential public safety workers:
    All eligible frontline first responders and essential public safety personnel will receive an email from the County Health Department with instructions on how to make an appointment to receive their vaccination.

  • All licensed, registered and certified health care providers:
    All licensed, registered and certified healthcare providers are required to report the number of individuals that will likely receive the vaccine using the vaccination pre-registration form. When the Health Department is ready to start scheduling appointments, these healthcare providers will receive a link to schedule their appointment. The pre-registration form is available here: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/FormCenter/Health-13/Prince-Georges-County-Health-Care-Provid-157

  • Department of Corrections staff 
    The Department of Corrections staff will receive an email from the County Health Department with instructions on how to make an appointment to receive their vaccination. 

Phase 1B (Begins January 18, 2021)

Individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B should fill out the County Health Department’s pre-registration form. As appointments become available, the Health Department will follow up with a link and instructions on how to schedule an appointment. 

  • Adults ages 75 and up
  • Assisted living and other congregate settings
  • Education/Childcare Sector (teachers and support staff, higher education, child care workers)
  • Critical government leadership for continuity of operations

Phase 1C (Begins January 25, 2021)

Individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1C should fill out the County Health Department’s pre-registration form. As appointments become available, the Health Department will follow up with a link and instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

  • Adults 65 – 74 years of age
  • Health and human services not covered in Phase 1A
  • Public safety not covered in Phase 1A
  • Essential workers at high-risk of exposure (in alphabetical order)
    • Food and agriculture workers (farms and processing centers)
    • Grocery store workers
    • Public Transit workers (including transport for seniors and persons with disabilities)
    • Postal Service workers
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