The following COVID-19 vaccine information was shared by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball via The Ball Bulletin (email) on January 4th:
The Howard County Health Department is actively working to ensure our healthcare workers and first responders receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On December 23rd, Howard County received its first 100 doses of vaccine from the state, followed by 1,600 doses on December 28th, and 2,800 doses today. Currently, the Health Department has administered 1,406 vaccines to our local physicians, healthcare workers, and first responders under Phase 1A of the distribution process. As we continue to receive the vaccine, the Health Department has a goal of administering 2,500 doses this week and work through those who are designated under Phase 1A.
Howard County receives it’s vaccine dosages from the State, which receives it from the Federal Government. While the vaccine is currently in extremely limited supply and dosage administration ramps up, we appreciate patience while it becomes available based upon CDC and State guidance. This is a tremendous effort across our nation and we are all working to improve processes. Eligible residents will be notified by their healthcare provider and/or the Howard County Health Department when registration becomes available.
Here is a screenshot from the email: