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Mass Vaccination Site to Open at Greenbelt Metro Station

Prince George's County is set to get a new mass vaccination site that's very accessible via public transit

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to open a new mass vaccination site at a Prince George's County Metro station next week with the hope of making access to vaccines more equitable.

The Greenbelt Metro Station is set to open Wednesday and run through June, WTOP reported.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is preparing to open a new mass vaccination site at a Prince George's County Metro station next week with the hope of making access to vaccines more equitable.

Prince George’s County has been among the Maryland localities hardest-hit by COVID-19.

The county and state are encouraging people to preregister right now for the Greenbelt site. Preregistration is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Dr. George Askew, of Prince George's County's Health and Human Services, says county residents will be given priority although anyone — even out-of-state residents — can register because it's a federal site.

Washington, D.C., residents can register on the Go Vax website to get a shot there, Council Member Christina Henderson said.

Some county residents complained that the state's mass vaccination site at Six Flags America favored people with means and transportation because it isn’t easily accessible by bus or Metro. This federal site in Greenbelt evens the playing field.

“They wanted to put it in a place where it could reach the folks who are facing the most significant health challenges with getting vaccinated in PG county,” Askew said.

Greenbelt Mayor Colin Byrd says he's happy that his city and state are getting additional resources after Maryland fell behind many other state's vaccine distributions.

A vaccine clinic exclusively for Ward 8 residents is unique because entire families can get the shot. The event was organized by someone who knows Ward 8 well. News4's Juliana Valencia spoke with her about why this targeted approach is so important.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Maryland

Now that every Marylander over 16 is eligible, there are two main ways to get your shot: at a mass vaccination site or at a local clinic.

To increase your chances of getting a COVID-19 vaccine quickly, start by preregistering at a mass site then start looking for clinic appointments. Just don't book yourself two time slots for vaccination.

Call 1-855-MD-GOVAX for assistance if needed.

To preregister for a vaccine at a mass vaccination site: Marylanders over 16 are encouraged to sign up for a shot at a mass vaccination site here.

Mass vaccination sites require you to preregister, then wait for a notification to book an appointment.

When it’s your turn to book an appointment, you will get an email, phone call or text based on your preference. That notification will tell you how to book an appointment.

map of maryland vaccination sites
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Maryland's vaccination sites as of April 5, 2021.

To find a clinic near you: Clinics, hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies including Walgreens and Giant are offering the shot. Use the Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Site Locator tool to find a clinic near you and learn how to book an appointment for the shot.

Many clinics allow you to book appointments, although some may also require you to preregister then wait for more information.

The University of Maryland Medical System is also accepting preregistrations for vaccine appointments. Sign up here.

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