The Prince George's County Health Department is currently in Phase 1C for pre-registration only.
Pre-register for Prince George's County Operated Clinics
The Health Department currently operates four vaccination clinics:
You must pre-register to make an appointment. Individuals who live or work in Prince George’s County should fill out the pre-registration form.
Vaccine Update 2/16/2021
The Six Flags COVID-19 vaccination site in Prince George’s County is operated by the State of Maryland and it is open to any eligible Marylander.
For updates on appointment availability at Six Flags and other state-run vaccination sites, please visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
If individuals text “MDREADY” to 898-211, they will receive text notifications on their smartphones regarding updates about Six Flags and the State’s other mass vaccination sites.
The State has also launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center where Marylanders can get help scheduling vaccination appointments at the State’s mass vaccination sites, including Six Flags America. Individuals can also get information on COVID-19 vaccines and help finding vaccination providers closest to their homes. The number is 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829). It will operate seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The center is specifically designed to assist residents without Internet access.
ACTUALIZACIÓN DE VACUNAS 16 DE FEBRERO DE 2021
El sitio de vacunación COVID-19 en Six Flags en el condado de Prince George es operado por el estado de Maryland y está abierto a cualquier residente del estado es elegible.
Para obtener actualizaciones sobre la disponibilidad de citas en Six Flags y otros sitios de vacunación administrados por el estado, visite: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Si las personas envían un mensaje de texto con la palabra "MDREADY" al 898-211, recibirán notificaciones de texto en sus teléfonos inteligentes con respecto a actualizaciones sobre Six Flags y otros sitios de vacunación masiva del estado.
El estado también ha puesto en marcha un centro de apoyo a la vacunación COVID-19 donde los residentes de Maryland pueden obtener ayuda para programar citas de vacunación en los sitios de vacunación masiva del estado, incluido Six Flags America. Las personas también pueden obtener información sobre las vacunas COVID-19 y ayudar a encontrar los proveedores de vacunación más cercanos a sus hogares. El número es 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829). Funcionará los siete días de la semana de 7 a.m. a 10 p.m. El centro está diseñado específicamente para ayudar a los residentes sin acceso a Internet.
Free COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are free for all residents who live and work in Prince George’s County regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status. Information provided during pre-registration will NOT be used by the federal, state, or local government for any civil or criminal prosecution or enforcement, including, but not limited to, immigration enforcement. Your information will be private and protected. Providers and vaccination sites collect certain information from individuals receiving the vaccine to monitor how many people are receiving the vaccine and to ensure dose matching and appropriate timing for the second dose.
As appointments become available, individuals who complete and submit this pre-registration form and are eligible will receive an email from the Health Department with a link and instructions on how to make a vaccine appointment. COVID-19 vaccines are offered by appointment only.
- What is a COVID-19 vaccine?
- What is Operation Warp Speed?
- How do we know the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?
- Is a COVID-19 vaccine necessary?
- Why would I need a vaccine if I can do other things — like social distancing, washing my hands and wearing a mask — to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading?
- What is Maryland doing to help make sure people can get vaccinated against COVID-19?
- Does Prince George’s County have a campaign to address any concerns people may have about getting the vaccine?
- What is an emergency use authorization (EUA) and how is it used to respond to COVID-19?
- What percentage of the community needs to get vaccinated to have herd immunity to COVID-19?
- How many doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be needed? Will a second booster dose be needed?
Vaccination Information for Health Care Providers
The Prince George’s County Health Department is currently vaccinating all healthcare providers. Healthcare providers who did not fill out the previous healthcare provider form for our Health Department and have not yet received an appointment for a vaccine should fill out our Health Department’s general pre-registration form. As appointments become available based on vaccine supply, the Health Department will follow up with you to schedule an appointment.
Please think about the following when preparing your practice and staff for vaccination:
- Avoid vaccinating the entire workforce at the same time due to potential adverse effects and need for staff to take sick leave as a result;
- Sub-prioritize employees based upon occupational risk (not personal risk); and
- Schedule the second dose at the time of the first appointment for adherence and maximum efficacy.
Once the vaccine is widely available, (Phase 2), residents will be able to receive vaccinations through their health care provider or at a pharmacy (similar to the flu shot). Providers who want to receive vaccine directly to immunize patients must register with ImmuNet at www.mdimmunet.org. ImmuNet is a secure web-based registry where information is confidential, HIPAA and FERPA compliant, and available only to authorized users, and will not be released to third parties without written consent. Facilities interested in administering COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided with the updated process as it becomes available from MDH.
If you are an authorized user and need ImmuNet access to search for a patient, place a vaccine order, or report vaccine administration information, please complete this form. Organizations with multiple locations need to register each site separately.
We look forward to your partnership with this historic public health response.
Medical Reserve Corps
We are also accepting medical and non-medical volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps to help with our unprecedented vaccination efforts. Anyone can sign up. To learn more and sign up to volunteer, visit https://bit.ly/PGCMedicalReserve and be sure to select Prince George’s County.
Vaccination Phased Distribution
*Individuals in prior phases are still eligible to sign up to receive vaccines as we move to additional phases.
COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed through a phased, equitable approach to the most at-risk populations first. Vaccination efforts will continue until every Prince Georgian is able to get the vaccine. The department may need to prioritize some groups further within these phases based on vaccine availability and distribution abilities.
Prioritization of those vaccinated in each phase is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as state guidance and is subject to change. A person’s eligibility to receive the vaccine is based on the current distribution phase the County is in.
Individuals who live or work in Prince George’s County should fill out the pre-registration form. When it is your turn to receive a vaccine and appointments are available, the Health Department will follow up with a link and instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Please note that you will not receive a notification from the Health Department until you are eligible based on the County’s vaccination distribution plan and appointments are available. Appointment availability is also based on vaccine supply, which is currently limited in the County and the State of Maryland.
PHASE 1: Healthcare Workers, Essential Personnel, & At-risk Populations
Phase 1A (January 2021)
- Hospital and frontline health care workers:
Most hospital and frontline health care workers will be vaccinated at their place of employment.
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities/nursing homes:
Individuals living and working in long-term care facilities and nursing homes will be vaccinated as a part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program. The State of Maryland and/or the pharmacies that are part of the program will coordinate directly with long-term care facilities.
- Frontline first responders/essential public safety workers:
All eligible frontline first responders and essential public safety personnel will receive an email from the County Health Department with instructions on how to make an appointment to receive their vaccination. If you have not received a notification for your first appointment and are eligible to receive a vaccine, please speak with your supervisor.
- All licensed, registered, and certified health care providers:
Healthcare providers who did not fill out the previous healthcare provider form for our Health Department and have not yet received an appointment for a vaccine should fill out our Health Department’s general pre-registration form.
- Morticians, Undertakers, Funeral Directors:
People who supervise and or directs the preparation of the dead for burial and directs or arranges funerals
- Department of Corrections staff:
The Department of Corrections staff will receive an email from the County Health Department with instructions on how to make an appointment to receive their vaccination. If you have not received a notification for your first appointment and are eligible to receive a vaccine, please speak with your supervisor.
- Court System (Frontline Judiciary Staff)
Judges, judicial staff, and on-site lawyers.
Phase 1B (Began January 18, 2021*)
*Based on the current limited supply of vaccines, the majority of individuals in Phase 1B who have pre-registered will likely begin receiving appointments in early to mid-February.
Individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B should fill out the County Health Department’s pre-registration form. As appointments become available, the Health Department will follow up with a link and instructions on how to schedule an appointment
- Adults ages 75 and up
- Assisted living and other congregate settings
- People with developmental disabilities
- Homeless, Women’s, Men’s, Shelters and outreach (staff and residents)
- Education/Childcare Sector (teachers and support staff, higher education, child care workers)
- Critical government leadership for continuity of operations
Phase 1C (Pre-registration begins January 25, 2021*)
The County has entered Phase 1C for pre-registration. At this time, we are asking all County residents and those who work in the County, who are in 1C, to make sure you have filled out a pre-registration form. The County Health Department is vaccinating people in Phases 1A and 1B. Those in 1C who have pre-registered will receive appointments as they become available, which we anticipate could take several weeks or longer. Those who have signed up for appointments who do not live or work in the County will not receive a vaccination at our County sites, and their appointments are being canceled. You must provide proof of residency or proof of employment at the time of appointment.
*Based on the current limited supply of vaccines, the majority of individuals in Phase 1C who have pre-registered will likely begin receiving appointments in early to mid-March.
The following individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1C:
- Adults 65 – 74 years of age
- Individuals receiving treatment in a hospital (including hospital outpatient centers) AND diagnosed with at least one of the following conditions:
- Cancer patients in active treatment
- End-stage renal disease patients requiring renal dialysis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Solid organ transplant recipients
- Sickle cell disease patients
- Diabetic patients (type 1 and 2)
- Health and human services not covered in Phase 1A
- Public Health Workers
- Lab services
- Vaccine manufacturing
- Departments of Aging, Social Services, Human Services
- Public safety not covered in Phase 1A
- Essential workers at high risk of exposure (in alphabetical order)
- Food and agriculture workers (farms and processing centers, food banks)
- Grocery store workers,
- Postal Service workers
- Public Transit workers (including transport for seniors and persons with disabilities)
- Religious leadership
- Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship
PHASE 2: Critical Infrastructure Personnel & At-risk Populations
As vaccine supply increases but remains limited, recommendations for who gets vaccinated next will expand to additional groups. Individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 2 should fill out the County Health Department’s pre-registration form.
- Residents 16 to 64 years old with medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19 illness including, but not limited to diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease, cancer, COPD, pregnant.
- Incarcerated adults
- Other essential workers (listed in alphabetical order)
- Energy (Pepco, SMECO, BGE, Washington Gas)
- Finance (i.e., banks)
- Food service
- IT & Communications
- Restaurants and food service
- Shelter & housing, construction/contractual
- Social & human services (field/in-home services)
- Transportation (private transportation/ride-share services/taxis)
- Water and wastewater
- Remaining state, local, and municipal employees for Continuity of Government (elected officials included)
PHASE 3: General Public
When vaccine supply has reached a certain level, every Prince Georgian will have access to a COVID-19 vaccination.
- All remaining Phase 1 and 2
- General population