Annapolis, MD (Arundel.news & AAFA)- Get a vaccination shot where ever you can get it first ! That's the message Anne Arundel County residents will see when they visit the County's weekly online COVID update . Subscribers and sources who spoke to Arundel.news expressed frustration at the lack of availability of doses and confusion over the number of vaccination signups for Marylanders.

One educator who wished to remain anonymous, wrote in to Anne Arundel First Alert asking if she should try to obtain a vaccination through her health care provider, after her scheduled appointment with the Anne Arundel County Health department was canceled due to inclement weather last week. We received similar messages from other subscribers who are in the 1B and 1C categories, asking how to get their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine more quickly. 

Steuart Pittman, the County Executive of Anne Arundel County says vaccinating the elderly and educators remains the top priority for local health officials. In a statement recognizing a decrease in the number of COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations and deaths, Pittman attributed Anne Arundel County's numbers to the use of masks and continued social distancing guidelines. Pittman says he is lobbying for greater "transparency" about the number of vaccine doses being allocated to private pharmacies and "state run sites" from other political leaders. Read his full statement below. 

View locations in Anne Arundel County that are offering signups for the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who do receive a vaccination, you are asked to remove yourself from the Anne Arundel County signup list here

COUNTY EXECUTIVE PITTMAN MESSAGE:

"Maryland residents continue to be faced with far too many vaccine pre-registration systems and not enough vaccine doses. I continue to advocate alongside elected representatives at every level of government from both political parties for transparency in dose allocations (Maryland still does not report numbers to pharmacies or state-run sites) and centralization of pre-registration, either at the county or state level. But our focus is to get every available dose administered to our most vulnerable elderly residents and to our educators, regardless of shipment delays, snow cancellations, or any obstacle that arises. Your county workforce has accomplished that task each week with professionalism and grace, and I thank them for that. Please continue to seek vaccinations wherever you can find them, using the updated list of sites on page two of this report. Once you have been vaccinated, please remove yourself from the county list at aacounty.org/covidvax/unsubscribe. And finally, thank you. It’s your mask-wearing and social distancing that have lowered our case rates, hospitalizations, and COVID deaths in recent weeks."

VACCINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION & LOCATIONS Anne Arundel County Health Department Link: https://aacounty.org/covidvax Pre-register online and you will be contacted when vaccines become available for your group.

Six Flags America Mass Vaccination Site All appointments posted yesterday have been reserved. Check https://massvax.maryland.gov/ frequently for updates. Or call 855-634-6829.

Pharmacies and Retail Locations (# in AACo) CVS (1) cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine Those without online access can call 800-746-7287

Giant Food (2) https://giantfood.com/pages/covid-info

RiteAid (0) https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19

Safeway (6) https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt

Sam’s Club(0) samsclub.com/pharmacy/immunization?imzType=covid

Walmart (0) https://corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine

Walgreens (10) https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Link: luminis.health/community-vaccine

Pre-register online. Priority given to eligible individuals in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties.

UMD Baltimore Washington Medical Center Link: umbwmc.org/getthevaccine

MedStar Health - Baltimore Link: https://covidvaccine.medstarhealth.org/

University of MD Medical System People in Phases 1a, 1b and 1c may request an appointment. There are 12 hospitals around the state.

https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/get-vaccine

Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital People in Phases 1a, 1b, and 1c may request an appointment online. Those needing assistance can call 443-462-5511.

VA Maryland Health Care System Eligible Veterans can sign up at the VAMHCS website.

Find a Clinic Near You Link: coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine

Plug in your zip code and the number of miles (up to 50) you are willing to travel to see a list of locations.

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