COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Maryland and District of Columbia

Maryland COVID-19 vaccine priority groups

Maryland will distribute the vaccines to five different priority groups based on relative risk of exposure or developing serious illness.

Maryland is currently in PHASE 2A:

Phase 2A effective as of Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • All licensed, registered and certified health care providers
  • Front line hospital staff
  • Nursing home residents and staff
  • Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities
  • Law enforcement and firefighters, EMS
  • Education staff, including K-12 teachers, support staff and daycare providers
  • Correctional health care staff and officers
  • Public safety workers not covered in Phase 1A
  • Health care workers not covered in Phase 1A, including but not limited to lab services, public health, vaccine manufacturing and other health care professions
  • Front line judiciary staff
  • Continuity of government
  • Food/agriculture production, critical manufacturing, U.S. Postal Service, public mass transit, grocery store employees
  • Veterinarians and support staff
  • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
  • Adults age 60 and older
  • Individuals who are currently hospitalized AND diagnosed with the following criteria:
    • Cancer patients who are currently in active treatment
    • End stage renal disease patients requiring hemodialysis
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), especially those who are
      • oxygen-dependent or are steroid dependent
      • Solid organ transplant recipients
      • Sickle cell disease patients
      • Diabetic patients (Type 1 and Type 2)
    • Individuals who are diagnosed with these medical conditions but are not currently hospitalized will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Maryland’s Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
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District of Columbia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Message from Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia:

Phase Two started June 22, 2020.  Currently demand for the vaccine in DC is much higher than the supply we are receiving from federal government. Mayor Bowser and DC Health continue to advocate for the federal government to send more vaccine so that we can meet the high demand for it and protect the lives of our residents and our workforce.

The District of Columbia will continue to make the vaccine available promptly as doses are received from the federal government, the District remains committed to ensuring an equitable distribution of the vaccine. 

If you are not 65 and older and/or do not work in a health care setting in DC, please sign up for alerts via email or text for future announcements.

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Also, periodically check this link to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the plans for the District. 

Click here to get the latest information from the CDC on COVID-19

View Mayor Bowser's latest Executive Orders Here (March 17, 2021)