Skip to main content
Blog COVID-19 in Maryland

Maryland Expands No-Appointment Vaccine Access

Are you the spontaneous type?

Not keen on being tied to an appointment?

You’re in luck. Maryland is expanding opportunities for people to get a COVID-19 vaccine without registering ahead of time.

The state is adding “walk-up lines” at three mass-vaccination sites — the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, the Greenbelt Metro Station, and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Wednesday.

The state began using no-appointment lines in at mass-vax sites in Salisbury and Hagerstown last month, and they proved popular.

People seeking a vaccine without an appointment should be prepared to wait, administration officials said. And it is possible that demand will outstrip supply.

Expanded walk-up vaccinations are part of an initiative called “No Arm Left Behind,” a campaign to make shots available to everyone who wants one.

“We truly are close to that light at the end of the tunnel,” Hogan told reporters on Wednesday.

“Those of you who have not yet been vaccinated, please go get a vaccine as quickly as you can. Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your friends, and do it so that all of us can put this global pandemic behind us.”

To reach as many college students as possible, the state is adding three-day-a-week clinics at Morgan State University beginning on April 30.

The clinics will also serve faculty, staff, and those not affiliated with the school.

A vaccination town hall and clinic will be held at Bowie State University on April 26.

In addition, health officials are working with some of the largest employers in Maryland — including Southwest Airlines, Exelon, Comcast, Amazon, and others — to encourage their workers to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.

[email protected]


Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our website. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.

If you have any questions, please email editor Danielle Gaines at [email protected]

To republish, copy the following text and paste it into your HTML editor.


Creative Commons License AttributionCreative Commons Attribution
Maryland Expands No-Appointment Vaccine Access