COVID-19 Vaccine Preregistration Urged in Montgomery County, MD

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COVID-19 Vaccine Preregistration Urged in Montgomery County, MD


On Sunday, Chef Dolores and I received email notices advising of dates and times available for us to get our first Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations. We are now scheduled to receive our shots on Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021. You must preregister to receive these notices.


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement:
The COVID-19 vaccine process is rapidly changing. The following is an update on the vaccination progress in Montgomery County:
  • Clinics operated by the DHHS (health department) have started vaccinating residents who are 75 and older (Priority Group 1B).
  • The State has announced that Maryland jurisdictions can begin vaccinating residents in Priority Group 1C (adults ages 65 and over), but not all counties are able to move into that phase.
  • Local health officers have the authority to adjust policies and protocols for clinics operated by DHHS as necessary for the County’s population and vaccine supply. The pace at which the County started offering vaccinations to those in Group 1B was impacted by the large number of individuals in Group 1A (largely frontline responders and health workers) needing vaccinations, as well as the number of doses received.
To get vaccinated at a clinic operated by DHHS:
  • Everyone must preregister. The County is preregistering residents in Priority Groups 1A, 1B and 1C. Check the County vaccine webpage for preregistration information.
Preregistration information:
  • Preregistration is not a vaccination appointment—it places a person in the queue by priority group. When vaccine doses arrive, DHHS contacts residents from the preregistration list and invites them to make an appointment.
  • Preregistered individuals will receive an invitation to make an appointment by phone call or email directly from DHHS. Email invitations will come from
Other vaccination locations:

In addition to the clinics operated by DHHS, hospitals, health centers and several community partners have COVID-19 vaccines available to the public. These clinics follow the State guidelines and not the rules issued by the County. They may be vaccinating priority groups that the County-operated clinics are not. Vaccine supply continues to be limited at all venues in Montgomery County.

Hospitals/health care systems that may have vaccines available include:
Retail partners that may have vaccines available include:
Preregistering on the County’s vaccine page does not mean a person is preregistered with other venues.

Telephone assistance for preregistering also is available.

Residents are encouraged to assist their neighbors, family members and friends to preregister if they need help.
  • Residents 75 years and older without Internet access can call the Preregistration Helpline for assistance at 240-777-2982. Staff members are available to callers in English and Spanish. The helpline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The line is for preregistration only.
  • General questions about vaccinations and COVID-19 will be addressed at 240-777-1755.
Residents can sign up for weekly email or text updates about the vaccination program. To sign up, go to

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Comments (19)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Feb 15, 2021 03:41 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I sure hope that everyone that needs or wants the vaccine will get it and that we can get back to living our lives.

Feb 15, 2021 04:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. In the poorly run state of Illinois my wife will go 3 hours in one direction while I go 3 hours in another today to get our first dose. Go figure! Enjoy your day.

Feb 15, 2021 04:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - good news for you two that your appointment is soon.  

Feb 15, 2021 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You got on that vaccination list quickly, Roy. I was notified at least three weeks ago and still can't get in prior to the third week of April.

Feb 15, 2021 06:06 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Feb 15, 2021 06:20 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - I am in Florida returning in two weeks to New York.  I am looking forward to scheduling.

Feb 15, 2021 06:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This seems like an ideal system Montgomery County has Roy. Good luck and feel good after!

Feb 15, 2021 08:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So delighted for you that Dolores and you will be vaccinated very soon.  As of Tuesday, the 65 plus will be in the group to be vaccinated in Santa Barbara County.  The 75 and over are done.  A

Feb 15, 2021 08:42 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley Great info as always,So glad you have an appointment . It is not easy getting one, is it?

Feb 15, 2021 08:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy- I'm glad that you and Chef Dolores are scheduled to get your vaccine. I'll be getting mine March 10. 

Feb 15, 2021 12:22 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Happy President's Day and thank you for being the asset to the community that you are Roy Kelley 

Feb 15, 2021 03:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It does seem that more folks are getting vaccinated, as localities ramp up once they receive doses.

Feb 15, 2021 07:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Feb 15, 2021 07:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Feb 16, 2021 04:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Feb 16, 2021 04:27 AM

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