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Community Connections January 16

COVID-19 Vaccination Update:

Prince George\’s County Moves Into Phase 1B

Dear Prince Georgians:

On Monday, January 18, 2021, Prince George’s County will enter Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. That means additional Prince Georgians are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1B includes seniors 75 years and older, individuals in assisted living and other congregate settings, K-12 education, child care workers, and critical government leadership for continuity of operations. If you are eligible for Phase 1B, we strongly encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine by making an appointment at marylandvax.org as those appointments are on a first-come, first served basis (please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge). Getting vaccinated not only protects you, but also protects your friends, family, coworkers and fellow Prince Georgians.

Our seniors are especially vulnerable to this virus, so we are proud to be able to move forward with offering them the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19. We’re encouraging our seniors and others who cannot complete the form on their own have a friend or family member assist them. We recognize this may not be inclusive for all of our residents, so we are preparing to launch a hotline in the near future to assist those who have complications accessing the Internet.

In addition, based on estimates from the County’s Office of Emergency Management, the County has approximately 25,000 people in Phase 1A, 95,000 people in Phase 1B, and 150,000 people in Phase 1C. That is an approximate total of 270,000 people in Phase 1. Due to the current limited supply of vaccines, we recognize it will take some time for us to move through all of Phase 1, and vaccine appointments in the coming weeks will be made available as vaccine supply allows. We ask for your patience as we move through this unprecedented and months-long effort.

Below is a summary of who is now eligible for the vaccine, how those individuals can schedule appointments, and when you can expect the County to move to additional phases of vaccine distribution. Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors and others who may need this information, especially any seniors in your life who are in Phase 1B.  

Yours in service, 

Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George\’s County Executive


Phase 1B

Who is Eligible in Phase 1B and How Do You Make an Appointment? 

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Phase 1B includes seniors 75 years and older, individuals in assisted living and other congregate settings, K-12 education, child care workers, and critical government leadership for continuity of operations. County residents eligible in Phase 1B, and also those who were already eligible in Phase 1A, can make an appointment at marylandvax.org.

Phase 1C is set to begin on Monday, January 25, 2021. Individuals who will become eligible in Phase 1C and future phases can fill out a pre-registration form at http://bit.ly/PGCVaccineForm. When the County enters future phases of vaccine distribution, those individuals that have pre-registered will receive a notification that they are able to make a vaccine appointment online.

Remember that current COVID-19 vaccines require two doses for maximum effectiveness. Right after your appointment to receive your first dose of the vaccine, you should schedule your appointment for the second dose and make sure that you keep that appointment.


Do You Need to Continue Wearing a Mask?

Even after you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, it is still important to continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and avoid large gatherings until enough of the community has been vaccinated against this virus. The more we follow these safety precautions and encourage our friends and family to get vaccinated, the quicker we can return to normal.

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More Information About COVID-19 Vaccines in Prince George\’s County

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Stand Up & Deliver

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We are continuing to work hard to address food insecurity in our County, and we want to provide information on upcoming distribution locations for our Stand Up & Deliver program. 

Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 AM (Prepared Meals)

  • Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church – 7501 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD

Friday, January 22 at 12:30 PM (Prepared Meals)

  • Victory Grace Center/Port Towns Elementary School – 4351 58th Avenue, Bladensburg, MD
  • Ennon Baptist Church – 9832 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD
  • St Paul Church – 6419 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD

Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 AM (Prepared Meals)

  • Love A.M.E. Church – 1450 Mercantile Lane, Suite 211, Upper Marlboro, MD

Sunday, January 24, 10:00 AM (Prepared Meals)

  • Community of Hope A.M.E. Church – 3737 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD

Additional food distribution locations can be found on our website by clicking here. This map is updated regularly. If you are able to make a contribution to our Stand Up & Deliver program, please click here to donate.

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