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Vaccine for COVID-19

Vaccines for COVID-19 are still in relatively short supply, but we know you have many questions. Below is some helpful information about the vaccine rollout.

When can I get vaccinated?

Atlantic General is working within State of Maryland guidelines so we can quickly vaccinate our patients and community members. People at highest risk will get first priority. As more vaccines are supplied to us, we will be able to open up more appointments.

Effective January 26, 2021, Atlantic General Hospital will be holding weekly vaccine clinics for individuals 65 years of age and older ONLY.

The Worcester County Health Department is currently holding vaccine clinics for Phase 1B and 1C, which includes Maryland residents 65 and older, essential workers, assisting living and other congregate facilities, K-12 teachers, support staff and childcare providers, people with developmental disabilities and healthcare workers not covered in Phase 1A. For more information, please contact the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100, option 8. Or visit www.worcesterhealth.org.

How do I Sign Up?

Registration for the clinics must be completed through marylandvax.org. At this time, no walk-ins can be taken. Sign ups will only be taken through the website. No phone calls please. Additional vaccinations sites for the state-approved risk groups can also be found at this site.

The Worcester County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Line can be reached at 667-253-2140 if you are unable to complete the online registration for their clinics.

Click here for additional information.

I see a clinic listed for Atlantic General Hospital, but I can't find where to register. Where do I register?

When a clinic is full and the waiting list for that particular clinic is also full, the button to register disappears. When there are appointments available for a clinic date, a clickable/tapable button will appear below the clinic name that says, "Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccination." It looks like this:

If you DON'T see a button like this, you cannot register and should check back later for new clinic locations and/or dates. You CANNOT get an appointment by calling Atlantic General Hospital. You must register through the marylandvax.org website. There are no exceptions.

Atlantic General Hospital clinics are typically posted by 5 p.m. on Fridays.

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I received my first dose of vaccine from Atlantic General Hospital. How will I receive my second dose?

You will receive a reminder via email when it's getting close to time for your second dose of vaccine that includes the date and time of the second dose vaccine clinic at Atlantic General Hospital. It is not required that you get your second dose of vaccine at this particular clinic. You are welcome to search for other clinics and register using the marylandvax.org website.

You cannot receive the second Moderna vaccine before 28 days have passed (it's 21 days for Pfizer). However, you can receive the second dose any time after that (for example, one week, three weeks or longer after the required 28 days).

Can I be placed on a waiting list for vaccine?

No waiting list is being maintained for COVID-19 vaccination for Atlantic General Hospital's clinics. We recommend that you register for any vaccine clinics that are offered for your specific priority group as they are announced. You can also register for the state of Maryland text alerts to stay informed. Additional information can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Worcester County Health Department is maintaining a waiting list for their vaccine clinics. To register for their waiting list, please call 667-253-2140.

How will vaccines be distributed?

Maryland will distribute the vaccines to different priority groups in order of patient risk. Click here for more information.

The move to advanced phases will be based on the availability of COVID-19 vaccine, the achievement of targeted metrics for vaccination of higher priority groups, or notification by CDC and state authorities that the general public phase can begin.

Click here for more information about the phases of vaccination for the state of Maryland and the phase we are currently in.

Where can I get vaccinated? Will I have to pre-register?


You will have a choice of several locations where you can go to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Maryland Department of Health will provide further details when registration is available to the general public.

What vaccine will I get?


Currently, there are two vaccines that received emergency FDA approval and are being distributed in Maryland:

Pzifer/BioNTech (en espanol)
Moderna (en espanol)

I live in Delaware/Virginia, but my doctors are affiliated with Atlantic General Hospital and Health System. Can I be vaccinated through Atlantic General?


Vaccine allocation and distribution is governed by executive orders of the state governors. These orders are implemented and enforced by state and local health departments. When vaccine supplies are freely available on the market outside this governmental mandate process, we will be able to provide vaccine to any and all offices for their patients, similar to our flu vaccines. Though we would prefer to be at a point where we could vaccinate all who want the vaccine, our current requirement is to follow state law/executive orders.

Delaware Department of Health’s COVID Vaccination Call Center can be reached by calling 1-833-643-1715 or by email at vaccine@delaware.gov.
Virginia Department of Health’s hotline can be reached by calling 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).

We thank you for allowing us to be your healthcare provider.


Stay Informed
The state of Maryland will issue vaccination updates through a number of channels, including our statewide 2-1-1 texting service. To opt-in to receive these alerts, text ‘MdReady’ to 898-211.

Marylanders are also encouraged to visit covidlink.maryland.gov to review safety information and learn more about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.