Maryland has moved to Phase C in its Covid-19 vaccine program despite limited supplies.
Phase 1C is similar to Delaware’s Phase 1B and includes people between 65 and 75 and essential workers. Delaware’s Phase 1B included everyone over 65, while Maryland is first vaccinating those over 75.
In Cecil County, MD, vaccine supplies remain tight, with the county Health Department reporting that nearly 90 percent of first doses of vaccine have been administered.
The Wicomico County Health Department in Salisbury reported early this week it only has 727 doses available this week based on current supplies.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced earlier that moe than 90 percent of vaccines delivered to the state have been used. That’s higher than the figure for Delaware.
The Cecil health department also announced that due the limited supply of vaccines allocated to the health department for the week, the turnaround time for anyone who has submitted an eligibility form over the last week has been increased to between 10 and 14 days.
ChristianaCare Union Hospital also announced it has scheduled no vaccination clinics due to tight supplies. The hospital is working with the Cecil County Health Department to schedule clinics as the vaccine becomes available.
Those who want to find which groups become eligible in Maryland’s 1C can visit: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/