ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan has updated and expanded the plans for phase 1 of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. So when will vaccines be available for all?
Currently, Maryland is in Phase 1A of the plan. That involves vaccinations for:
- Healthcare workers
- Residents and staff of nursing homes
- First responders
- Public safety officials
- Corrections officers
Phase 1 B is expected to start in late January. It will include:
- Marylanders age 75 and older
- Special needs group homes
- High-risk inmates
- Developmentally disabled populations
- Some Government Workers
- Teachers, child care, and education staff
Phase 1 C, should begin in early March. It will include:
- Marylanders ages 65-74
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- Farmers and agriculture production
- Manufacturing workers.
Phase 2 – will being after Phase 1 C is finished. There’s no estimated start date. It will include:
- Marylanders ages 16-64 who are at increased risk of COVID-19
- Essential workers in critical utilities and other sectors.
Phase 3 – includes the general population ages 16-64. There’s no estimated official start date.
The Governor could update the phases or adjust the timeline at any time depending on how many doses of vaccine are available and the pace of vaccinations.