Mass vaccination sites opening, vaccines being offered to general public

Maryland residents age 16 and older will be able to show up to receive a vaccine dose at one of the state’s COVID-19 mass vaccination sites starting this week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Monday.

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The Western Maryland mass vaccination site is located at the former Wolf’s furniture store at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets at 900 Premium Outlets Blvd. in Hagerstown.

Starting this week, residents can walk up to the site with no appointment to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination if it is available. Officials have said this no-appointment line could involve a longer wait time and there is no guarantee that enough doses will be available to serve everyone who shows up.

No operating hours were available for that site.

To set up an appointment

State residents can still pre-register for a vaccination appointment by going online to http://covidvax.maryland.gov/ or calling the state’s support call center at 1-855-634-6829. Once registered, residents will be contacted with information on how to schedule an appointment.

Gov. Hogan has indicated that starting next week, all vaccination providers – mass vaccination sites, select grocery stores and pharmacies around the state – will be offering vaccines to the general public.

In Hagerstown, those locations include select Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Walmart, Weis Pharmacy, Meritus Health Robinwood and the county’s Health Department.

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