(Westover, MD)  The Somerset County Health Department announces that it is moving into Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan.  Effective January 18, 2021, the health department will be administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those individuals in the following phases by appointment.          

Phase 1A:  All licensed, registered and certified healthcare workers, first responders including career, volunteer, and EMS professionals, firefighters, police officers, correctional officers, and 911 dispatchers, correctional health care staff, and front line judiciary staff

Phase 1B: Those in assisted living, group homes and other congregate facilities, government staff, education (k-12) and daycare faculty and staff, and adults over age 75.

All individuals in these two categories who wish to be vaccinated, need to send an email to [email protected]  You will receive a reply with a unique to you registration link to the Covidvax website. You will be asked to bring the following with you on the day of your vaccination to verify your eligibility:

  • Proof of employment – an employee badge or proof of your employment on company or agency letterhead.
  • Proof of licensure from a Maryland health care board (ex. Nursing license, CNA license, dental license, etc.)
  • Proof of age – a valid photo ID.

The Moderna vaccine is a two dose vaccine given one month apart. It is given by injection into the arm muscle. It is not a live vaccine. 

For information on COVID-19, visit the Maryland Department of Health’s covid page at https://covidlink.maryland.gov  or the Somerset County Health Department’s website at www.somersethealth.org. Follow the health department on its social media Facebook (@somersethealth), Instagram (@Somersethealthmd) and Twitter (@somersethdmd) accounts.

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