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Some retail pharmacies vaccinating Marylanders against COVID-19 as part of pilot program


A pilot program began vaccinating Marylanders this week at 35 retail pharmacies in underserved areas.

Gov. Larry Hogan said that as of Wednesday morning, Maryland providers had administered 420,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and are now averaging about 20,000 shots per day. Starting this week, some of the doses were administered at pharmacies inside some grocery stores.

The governor visited the District Heights Giant Food pharmacy in Prince George's County, which is part of Maryland's pharmacy network of COVID-19 vaccinators.

"I know there are particular concerns in minority populations and disadvantaged communities about this vaccine and that's why it's so important. It's why we're here today, it's why we partnered with Giant to have better outreach into the community," Hogan said.

The governor said that when Maryland's supply from the federal government increases, so will the number of participating pharmacies. Supply of the vaccine remains limited and uncertain.

"When we get enough supply of vaccines, we're going to have them at every single pharmacy and every doctor's office, everywhere," Hogan said.

There are no residency restrictions to make an appointment at the pharmacies, but appointments are few and far between right now. Continue Reading


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