Updated January 21, 2021
Current COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited, and vaccination will happen in phases. While more doses are being produced to meet the demand, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have identified high-risk, high-priority groups whom they recommend to receive the vaccine first. Each state is reviewing the guidance from the CDC and ACIP and determining who gets the vaccine and when in their state.
If you live and work in different states:
To understand when you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine based on your job (e.g., if you’re an essential worker), please look at the phases for the state where you work. To understand when you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine based on your age or health conditions, look at the phases for the state where you live.
Below is detailed information on how the state of Maryland is defining the phases of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to read our frequently asked questions or scroll to the bottom of this page.
What phase is Maryland currently in?
CURRENT PHASE: Maryland is currently finishing Phase 1a and has begun Phase 1b.
Phase 1a (in progress)
- Front line hospital staff and healthcare workers
- Nursing home residents and staff
- Law enforcement and firefighters, EMS
- All licensed, registered and certified health care providers
- Correctional health care staff and officers
- Front line judiciary staff
Phase 1b (in progress)
- Assisted living, other congregate settings
- Adults age 75 and older
- Education and continuity of government
NEXT PHASE: Phase 1c (begins Monday, January 25)
- Adults age 65-74
- Essential workers in lab services, agriculture, manufacturing, postal service, etc.
- Adults 16-64 at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities
- Essential workers in critical utilities, transportation, food service, etc.
- General population, including healthy adults age 16-64
For more information on each phase, click here.
For Kaiser Permanente members – Frequently Asked Questions
Once I qualify to be vaccinated, how do I get an appointment to be vaccinated at Kaiser Permanente?
Because vaccine supply is limited, we will continue to vaccinate the highest risk first. The fastest way for us to contact you when you qualify for the vaccine is by sending you a secure email through kp.org. If you are a registered kp.org member, that will be the first way we contact you. If you are not registered on kp.org or if you do not open the secure message we send you through kp.org, we will call you. If we cannot reach you by kp.org or phone, we will send you a letter.
If my employer, local government or other vaccine provider (outside of Kaiser Permanente) offers me a COVID-19 vaccine, should I take it?
If I receive my COVID-19 vaccine outside Kaiser Permanente, how do I update my medical record?
Log onto kp.org, click on the “Medical Record”, and then select the “Questionnaires” option. Then click on the questionnaire titled “COVID-19 Immunizations outside of Kaiser Permanente” and fill out all required fields.
For people not covered by Kaiser Permanente insurance:
I am not covered by Kaiser Permanente insurance, but I would like to come to a Kaiser Permanente medical center to be vaccinated. Can I?
We are partnering closely with the local county health departments to vaccinate the groups they designate from the community. Please call your local health department to learn which sites are available for you to get the vaccine.
Can I walk into a medical center to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
No. COVID-19 vaccines can only be provided by appointment.