By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department currently has openings for COVID-19 vaccination appointments in March and has launched a form for persons to indicate their interest in receiving the vaccine.
Links to schedule vaccine appointments are posted on garretthealth.org for Garrett County resident who have not yet been vaccinated in Phase 1A or 1B, including those who are with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Residents who are at least age 65 are also eligible for these appointments. Persons who are in one of these categories and need help with scheduling an appointment may call the Health Department at 301-334-7698 for assistance.
In addition, the Health Department has launched an interest form on their website for Garrett County residents to fill out if they wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of where they fit into the priority groups designated by the state. The Health Department will use information received from the interest form to contact participants when vaccination appointments are available for them to schedule. The form may be filled out by persons who do not yet qualify for vaccination, or by anyone when appointments are not available because of the limited number of vaccine doses distributed to Garrett County.
Completing the interest form does NOT create an appointment to be vaccinated. It may take several weeks, or longer, until participants are contacted to schedule an appointment because of limited vaccine supply. Other vaccination sites in Garrett County include Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies who receive shipments of vaccine directly.
Additional COVID-19 resources:
• If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, schedule a testing appointment at the Health Department by calling 301-334-7697.
• Free COVID-19 testing is available (with or without symptoms) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit garretthealth.org for more information.
• For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.
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