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COVID Vaccine Registration by Phase

Vaccinations are available for additional groups

Snow Hill, MD– The Worcester County Health Department announced today that we are beginning Phase 1B of the Maryland COVID-19 vaccination plan. This first part of the phase includes the following individuals: 

  • Maryland residents who are 75 years and older
  • Marylanders in assisted living, independent living, developmental disabilities or behavioral health group homes, and other congregate facilities
  • Education, including K-12 teachers, support staff, and childcare providers

On Monday, January 25, the state will enter Phase 1C, which includes Maryland residents ages 65 to 74; public health and safety workers not covered in Phase 1A; and essential workers in lab services, food and agriculture production, manufacturing, the U.S. Postal Service, public transit, and grocery stores. We will continue to vaccinate persons in Phase 1A as well as persons in the phase 1B categories. Online registration is required through the state of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduling website.

To register, go to www.marylandvax.org. Search by zip code to find clinic dates and locations. We recommend that if you are not comfortable filling out web forms, seek the help of a friend or family member to complete the registration process. If you still require assistance, please call 667-253-2140 and someone will help you to register. 

Worcester Health offering no-cost COVID-19 testing this winter

Snow Hill, MD– The Worcester County Health Department is updating the schedule for drive-thru COVID-19 testing across the county. Dates and times for testing will now be:

  • 9am-1pm, Mondays starting January 25, (400 Walnut St # A, Pocomoke City, MD 21851)
  • 1-3:30pm, Wednesdays starting January 20, (Commission on Aging, 4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863)
  • 1-3:30pm, Thursdays starting January 21, (Park and Ride, West Ocean City, 12848 Ocean Gateway; Ocean City, MD 21842)

Testing will continue at these locations through the end of February. For more information, please see the attached release and flyer.

COVID-19 Update 1-15-21

 

Atlantic General Hospital and Worcester Health Sponsor Go Red for Women 2021

Snow Hill, Maryland- Atlantic General Hospital and the Worcester County Health Department are proud to announce that they are partnering to sponsor Worcester County Go Red for Women. The campaign will focus on raising awareness among women about heart disease, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual and includes a week-long social media campaign dedicated to educating women about risk factors for heart disease and simple steps you can take to reduce your risk. During the week of February 1- February 5, 2021, Atlantic General Hospital’s and Worcester Health’s social media will feature educational videos promoting heart health. 

Worcester County Health Department Kicks off the New Year by Offering Worcester Wellness Weigh

 

Snow Hill, MD – Make your health a priority this new year. The Worcester County Health Department is making plans for the sixth session of our online health and wellness program, Worcester Wellness Weigh (WWW). The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. WWW is a free, technology-based, healthy lifestyle and weight loss program designed specifically for families who are ready to work together to lose weight, eat healthier, increase physical activity, and improve their overall health.

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