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Sam’s Club in Salisbury with Walmart Stores in Salisbury, Fruitland, Pocomoke City, Berlin, Cambridge and Denton are among 150 stores in a dozen states and territories that will offer vaccination clinics, the company said in a press release.
The vaccine is only available to people belonging to priority groups designated by the state, and not to the general public.
Maryland is currently in Phase 1C, which includes people aged 65 to 74, public health and safety workers not covered by Phase 1A, essential workers in laboratory services, food and agriculture production, manufacturing, the US Postal Service, transit, and grocery stores.
Anyone in phase 1B, which includes people aged 75 and over, people living with assistance, group homes, high-risk incarcerated people, and teachers, is still eligible to sign up for vaccinations.
Walmart and Sam’s Club are expected to launch online programmers this week, so eligible populations can sign up directly from the website. Until then, patients wishing to make appointments or those confirming they are eligible within designated priority groups should visit covidlink.maryland.gov.
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that other drugstore chains, including Rite Aid, are expected to start offering vaccines in underserved areas.
Princess Anne’s Rite Aid is the only East Coast store so far to offer Covid-19 vaccinations, according to Chris Savarese, director of public relations for the drugstore chain. Maryland health officials have designated the stores that will carry the vaccine as well as the number of doses they will receive, he said. Four other Rite Aid pharmacies in Baltimore were also selected as vaccination sites.
As of this week, 51 retail pharmacies will provide vaccines across the state, and that number will increase as the state receives more supply. The state will also partner with pharmacies to set up mobile clinics in hard-to-reach areas, according to the governor.
Last week President Joe Biden announced that the federal government would increase vaccine shipments to states by 16%.
Maryland suppliers administered 553,733 on Tuesday Covid-19 vaccines, and 79.1 percent of all first doses were administered. The average daily rate of shots administered is 22,439, an increase of 64% over the past two weeks. As the immunization rate continues to increase, federal government supplies remain extremely limited.
Starting this Friday, the state will open a series of mass vaccination sites to serve eligible residents. The first mass venues are expected to open at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George County. Announcements will be made as and when appointments are available.
Local hospitals and health services also organize vaccination clinics. Use covidvax.maryland.gov to find a provider near you, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only, and some providers may allow you to pre-register.
As part of the federal long-term care program, CVS and Walgreens continue to run immunization clinics in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maryland.
Each week, state health officials ensure that each jurisdiction receives a fair share of vaccines per population among all local providers, including hospitals, neighborhood pharmacies and county health departments. Over 100 active providers are listed on covidvax.maryland.gov. Vaccinations are only by appointment.
As of Tuesday, February 2, Wicomico County had 6,371 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 128 deaths.
The number of patients in Somerset is now 2,261 with 26 deaths.
Additional cases have also been confirmed in Worcester County, which now reports 3,085 people infected with the virus and 77 deaths.
Dorchester County has 2,106 cases with 36 deaths. There are 1,902 reported cases in Caroline County with 16 deaths.
Statewide of Maryland, 356,541 cases have been confirmed, with 7,012 confirmed deaths and 176 probable deaths. The current number of hospitalizations of people with the virus stands at 1,467, including 366 in intensive care.
In Maryland, more than 2.8 million people have tested negative for the virus.
Nationally, there are now more than 26 million cases with 443,636 deaths.