February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: New County COVID Vaccine Dashboard Established; More Than 100,000 Residents Have Received First Dose

A new Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution dashboard has been launched to provide a more in-depth look about vaccinations, including updated figures on how many residents have been vaccinated. The dashboard includes the information that the County has passed the milestone of having more than 115,000 County residents receive at least one COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccine supply continues to be limited at all venues in the County and the demand for vaccines continues to be high. Updated information will help residents follow vaccine availability and who has been vaccinated to date. The dashboard also includes information on race/ethnicity, age group and gender of those vaccinated.

Updated COVID-19 statistics and information now includes:
  • More than 115,000 residents in Montgomery County have been vaccinated. The County has vaccinated more residents with a first dose than any other jurisdiction in Maryland.
  • The County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS—or the County health department) is prioritizing residents who are 75 and older (Priority Group 1B, Tier 1) and frontline health care workers, public safety and first responders (Group 1A).
  • The County’s vaccination clinics are by appointment only. There are no walk-in vaccination sites.
  • Residents are asked not to forward appointment scheduling links to friends and family. These links are intended only for the direct recipient.
To get vaccinated at a County-operated clinic, everyone in Priority Groups 1B and 1C (including those 65 and over) can now preregister. Check the County vaccine webpage for information.

Preregistration information:
  • Preregistration is not a vaccination appointment. Preregistration places a person in the queue by priority group. When vaccine doses arrive, the County health department will contact residents from the preregistration list and let them know they can make an appointment.
  • Once preregistered, individuals will receive notice to make an appointment by phone call or email directly from DHHS. Email invitations will come from c19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov.
In addition to the clinics operated by DHHS, hospitals, health clinics and several pharmacies operated by private companies have COVID-19 vaccines available to the public. These clinics follow the State guidelines and not the Priority Group vaccination rules issued by the County. In this regard, they may be vaccinating other priority groups, in addition to 1A and 1B.

Hospitals and healthcare agencies that have been vaccinating residents and will be receiving future vaccines include:
Retail pharmacies that will have future vaccines available include:
Preregistering on the County’s vaccine page does not mean a person is registered with other venues. Hospitals, healthcare systems and pharmacies each maintain their own preregistration lists.

Telephone Assistance for Preregistering
  • Residents are encouraged to assist their neighbors, family members and friends to preregister if they need help.
  • Those 75 years and older without Internet access can call the Preregistration Helpline for assistance at 240-777-2892 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Bilingual staff (English/Spanish) are available and call takers can also access a translation line to help callers with many other languages.
  • This line is for preregistration only.
  • General questions about vaccinations and COVID-19 can be answered by calling 240-777-1755 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
The basic rules of COVID-19 safety still apply. Everyone should continue to practice social distancing, limit exposure to individuals outside your household, wear masks and often wash hands.