FREDERICK, Md. –Frederick County’s newest high-volume vaccination clinic will open at the site of the former United Healthcare office on Oak Street in Frederick on Saturday, April 24. The location will be operated by the Frederick County Health Department and County staff and supported by the State of Maryland with additional allocation of doses. County Executive Jan Gardner signed a lease this week for 54,000 square feet of the building. The site will allow at least 4,000 or more people to be vaccinated per day, about twice the capacity of existing clinics.
“I am excited to be able to have a larger space to accelerate our vaccination efforts as more vaccine becomes available,” Executive Gardner said. “Thanks to our great partnership with Frederick Community College, which continues to provide space for our clinics, we have been able to administer first doses to about half of all the adults in Frederick County. ”
Any appointments scheduled at Frederick Community College or the Scott Key Center will still be vaccinated at those locations.
Individuals who are 16 years and older can pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at the Maryland statewide pre-registration system https://onestop.md.gov/preregistration. Appointments are required at Frederick County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Frederick County residents who need help scheduling their appointment can call the Frederick County Appointment Line at 301-600-7900 or 301-600-7905 for help in Spanish Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center is also available at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829) every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.