Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site

M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens Thursday

Updated: 10:41 AM EST Feb 22, 2021


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TRE: A DEADLY VIRUS WITH EVEN DEADLIER RESULTS FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. THIS, AS COVID-19 HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES ON THOUSANDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT IT’S IMPACT, DETRIMENTAL FOR MINORITY PEOPLE. THAT’S ONLY COMPOUNDED BY ISSUES WITH A SLOW DISTRIBUTION PLA AND THESE CONCERNS, SPARKING WEDNESDAY NIGHT VIRTUAL TOWN HALL >> WE WANT TO GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER, WHICH IS COVID-19 IN BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES, AND WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. >> HOSTED BY THE BALTIMORE ACTION CATALYST TEAM, MULTIPLE PANELISTS, FROM CITY LEADERS TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, DISCUSSING THE ISSUES WITH COVID- TREATMENT, AND ACCESS TO VACCINES, IN MINORITY COMMUNITIE RIGHT NOW, MARYLAND IS WITHI ITS FIRST PHASE OF ITS DISTRIBUTION PLAN. THIS, AS ACCORDING HEALTH METRICS, OUT OF THE NEARLY 40,000 CASES IN BALTIMORE CITY, BLACK PEOPLE MAKE UP FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE CASES. THE NUMBER BLACK PEOPLE MAKE UP IN DEATHS, EVEN MORE TROUBLING >> RIGHT NOW, WE KNOW IN THE CITY OF BALTIMORE, THAT ABOUT 70% OF THE DEATHS ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN. BUT, WE ALSO KNOW, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE FIRST DOSE OF VACCINATIONS, THAT WE ARE DISPORTIONATELY RECEIVING THEM. I THINK THERE WAS A STATE REPO THAT CAME OUT AND SHOWED WE ONLY RECEIVED 15% OF THAT FIRST DOSE STATEWID >> CITY AND HEALTH LEADERS SAY THEY’VE COME UP WITH SEVERAL INITIATIVES TO REACH THOSE VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES. HELPING TO BRIDGE THE GAP, DEEPENED BY THE PANDEMIC. SO EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC, WE LAUNCHED MOBILE TESTI TEAMS. WE RECOGNIZE THERE ARE MANY COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING, SO WE MADE IT A POINT TO LAUNCH OF MOBILE TESTING SITES AND GO TO THOSE COMMUNITIES IN HIGHEST NEED. EVEN IF WE WEREN’T SEEING LARGE VOLUMES, IT WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT WE BROUGHT

Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site

M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens Thursday

Updated: 10:41 AM EST Feb 22, 2021

Registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state's newest mass vaccination site, which opens Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland's latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||Initially, between 250 and 500 vaccination appointments will be available on the first several days during the soft launch phase of the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site, with plans to provide up to 2,000 vaccinations per day in early March.A limited number of appointment slots was made available Monday morning, and more appointments will be made available on a rolling basis.Maryland online vaccination site locatorVaccine Data DashboardMaryland vaccination plan FAQsIndividuals must complete a new registration specifically for the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site, which will offer vaccinations to those who are eligible in Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. Eligible individuals have two options for making an appointment:Completing the online form available at covidvax.maryland.gov. Calling 855-MD-GOVAX (855-634-6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals should expect potential prolonged wait times on the phone due to call volume.Vaccinations will be by appointment only; there will be no walk-ups.The M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site will have a soft opening on Thursday and Friday, with appointments scheduled between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments will be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.On Monday, March 1, the site will be open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and beginning on Tuesday, March 2, the site's hours will be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. For vaccine appointments, free parking is available at Lot B, which includes parking spaces for people with disabilities. Individuals should enter the stadium at Gate A on Hamburg Street by the statues of Ray Lewis and Johnny Unitas.

Registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state's newest mass vaccination site, which opens Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland's latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||

Initially, between 250 and 500 vaccination appointments will be available on the first several days during the soft launch phase of the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site, with plans to provide up to 2,000 vaccinations per day in early March.

A limited number of appointment slots was made available Monday morning, and more appointments will be made available on a rolling basis.

Individuals must complete a new registration specifically for the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site, which will offer vaccinations to those who are eligible in Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. Eligible individuals have two options for making an appointment:

Completing the online form available at covidvax.maryland.gov. Calling 855-MD-GOVAX (855-634-6829) to request an appointment, where representatives are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individuals should expect potential prolonged wait times on the phone due to call volume.

Vaccinations will be by appointment only; there will be no walk-ups.

The M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site will have a soft opening on Thursday and Friday, with appointments scheduled between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments will be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

On Monday, March 1, the site will be open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and beginning on Tuesday, March 2, the site's hours will be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.

For vaccine appointments, free parking is available at Lot B, which includes parking spaces for people with disabilities. Individuals should enter the stadium at Gate A on Hamburg Street by the statues of Ray Lewis and Johnny Unitas.



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