In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state would allow all Marylanders over the age of 16 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than anticipated.
As of today (Tuesday, April 6), all Marylanders 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine at state-run mass vaccination sites including at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.
Beginning on Monday, April 12, all Marylanders 16 and older will be able to receive the vaccine at all locations in the state, including at retail pharmacies.
The Governor says vaccination sites will continue to prioritize those in critical groups who already made appointments.
This escalation of distribution far exceeds the initial late April deadline put forth by the Governor.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that all American adults would have access to the vaccine on April 19, before his initial May 1 goal.