Worcester Health updates COVID-19 Vaccination Wait List
New system designed to simplify the process and prioritize elderly
Snow Hill, MD– This week the Worcester County Health Department is updating how it registers individuals for COVID-19 vaccine clinics. There is now a single central waiting listing that includes all clinics operated by Worcester Health. To register for this waiting list, call 667-253-2140. Due to limited vaccine supply, we do not expect to post Worcester County Health Department clinics onto MarylandVax.org for the next several weeks.
“We know that the previous registration system was frustrating for a lot of community members,” said Rebecca Jones, Health Officer for Worcester. “Registering online can offer convenience but due to limited vaccine supply, appointments on MarylandVax.org were being filled almost as soon as they were posted each week. One of the main questions we’ve gotten from residents is how to get onto a waiting list; previously, those lists were per clinic but they also filled quickly. Keeping one central waiting list without a capacity limit will remove a lot of the stress of rushing to grab an appointment before it is filled.”
Anyone currently on a waiting list in Worcester will be added to this new central list. The waiting list is open to anyone currently eligible under Maryland’s Phase system. As of today, that includes Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C. However, priority will be given to individuals 65-years-and-older, per the State’s most recent directive. Vaccination registration will be made available as vaccine supply allows. Clinics are by appointment only. You will not be able to receive a vaccination if you don’t have a scheduled appointment. You will not be vaccinated unless you meet current eligibility.
For more information on vaccines, COVID-19, and the current Phase, visit WorcesterHealth.org. We encourage individuals looking for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Worcester County Health Department clinic to call 667-253-2140.
These vaccination clinics are made available through a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Government, Town of Ocean City, Pocomoke City, and the Pocomoke Elks Lodge.
Effective January 23, 2021 - Individuals who participate in COVID-19 vaccination through a Worcester County Health Department Clinic will be scheduled for an appointment for the second dose of the vaccine, 4 weeks from the date of the first dose. The appointment will be at the same time and location as the first dose appointment. The individual will receive a confirmation email with the details for the appointment for the second dose within a few days after the first appointment. Please bring CDC vaccination record to the appointment for the second dose.
Vaccination Clinics will be held on the days and locations listed below:
Tuesdays from 8:30am- 1:30pm at the Worcester County Recreation Center, 6030 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Thursdays from 9am -12pm noon at the West Ocean City Park and Ride, 12848 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. This location will be a drive-through vaccination clinic.
Fridays from 10am-12pm noon at the Elks Lodge, 1944 Worcester Hwy, Pocomoke, Maryland 21851. The hours will be expanded to 10am-4pm for this clinic starting on 1/29/21.
Saturdays from 9 am until 2pm at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863.
Individuals with mobility issues are encouraged to use drive-through clinics. Clinics are by appointment only. You will not be able to receive a vaccination if you don’t have a scheduled appointment. You will not be vaccinated unless you meet current eligibility. For more information, visit WorcesterHealth.org. These vaccination clinics are made available through a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Government, Town of Ocean City, and Pocomoke City.
Vaccine supply is dependent on the federal government’s allocation to Maryland and is subject to change. Please
note that population groups are non-exhaustive and all numbers are approximate.
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center
MDH and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) are working together to promote access to vaccines. The departments have begun contacting seniors directly to invite them to use the new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Marylanders can call the center to get information on COVID-19 vaccines and identify providers closest to their homes. The center is specifically designed to assist residents without internet access.
The center can also help callers schedule vaccination appointments at the state’s mass vaccination sites, including Six Flags America in Prince George’s County.
WHO: All licensed, registered, and certified healthcare providers; nursing home residents and staff; law enforcement,
and firefighters, EMS, and other first responders; correctional healthcare staff and officers; and front line judiciary staff.
WHEN: Phase 1A began in mid-late December.
WHO: Maryland residents who are 75 years and older; Marylanders in assisted living, independent living,
developmental disabilities/behavioral health group homes, and other congregate facilities; high-risk incarcerated
individuals; continuity of government vaccinations; and education, including K-12 teachers, support staff, and child
WHEN: The state plans to officially enter Phase 1B on January 18.
WHO: Adults age 65-74; public health and safety workers not covered in Phase 1A; and essential workers in lab
services, food/agriculture production, manufacturing, the U.S. Postal Service, public transit, and grocery stores.
WHEN: The state plans to officially enter Phase 1C on January 25.
NOTE: The state currently estimates needing 3 million doses of two-dose vaccines to complete Phase 1.
WHO: Adults 16-64 at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities; essential workers in critical
utilities, transportation, logistics, infrastructure, food service, etc; and incarcerated adults. Approximately 1.1 million
WHEN: Phase 2 may begin after the majority of Phase 1 has been vaccinated, or the federal government’s allocation
of vaccines increases.
WHO: General population, including healthy adults ages 16-64. Approximately 4 million individuals.
WHEN: Phase 3 will begin once the majority of Phase 2 has been vaccinated and/or the federal government’s
allocation of vaccines increases.
More information on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as Maryland’s phased distribution plan, is
available on covidlink.maryland.gov. Marylanders can also receive updates from Maryland’s 211 text alert system by
texting “MdReady” to 898-211.
Effective 2/11/21- CVS Health and Wallgreens will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations on Thursday, Feb. 11, at various locations across Maryland. Vaccines at participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Maryland will be available to individuals meeting state criteria, which will be confirmed by the state in advance of the rollout. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided. Visit www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 to find participating Walgreens pharmacies.