ROSEDALE, MD—Baltimore County has opened a third COVID-19 vaccination center at the Community College of Baltimore County – Essex campus. The new clinic opened on Friday, February 26th.
Fifth District Councilman David Marks recently pushed to have a vaccination center established on the east side of the county.
“I have been supporting a nearby vaccination site, and am happy that the Eastside location was picked,” Councilman Marks told NottinghamMD.com on Friday afternoon. “It will really help as we obtain more and more doses. Right now, supply is the main challenge.”
More than 117,000 Baltimore County residents, about 14 percent, have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; of those, more than 46,000 have been administered by the Baltimore County Department of Health. More than 66,000 residents have received a second dose.
The Baltimore County Department of Health is currently offering vaccine appointments to individuals in groups 1A and 1B. All residents, regardless of their eligibility, are encouraged to register with the County to be notified when they are eligible to receive a vaccine and there are appointments available.
On Friday, officials also announced that Baltimore County would schedule and cover the cost of Uber rides for residents without other transportation options to ensure they can travel to COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites.
CCBC Essex is located at 7201 Rossville Boulevard (21237).
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