Anne Arundel County Opens Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site At Navy Stadium
- Well, Marylanders have another spot to get their critical coronavirus vaccine. The state's newest mass vaccination site now open in Annapolis. WJZ is live tonight. Stetson Miller is at the site from the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Stetson?
STETSON MILLER: Hey, Nicole. This is the first mass vaccination site in Anne Arundel county, and people that we spoke to today said it was very quick and easy to get their shot here, and are now glad to have that shot.
MONA EL AMIOUNI: I am very excited.
STETSON MILLER: Mona EL Amiouni was one of hundreds of AA County locals happy to get their first COVID vaccine shot at this new mass vaccination site at Navy Stadium.
MONA EL AMIOUNI: I just can't wait to end this, then everybody go back to their normal life.
STETSON MILLER: This site opened on Thursday morning with 500 vaccination appointments available. But it will eventually be able to immunize up to 1,500 people per day. It's one of 11 active mass vaccination sites in Maryland now, and the first in the county.
NILESH KALYANARAMAN: It had been part of our plan, was to open up the vaccination site at the stadium. In the first few months, there really wasn't enough vaccine to be able to do that.
STETSON MILLER: Marylanders that got their shot here said the site seems to be running very smoothly so far.
- This was really fast. I'm really impressed.
- Efficient. Everyone is awesome in there.
- The whole thing was maybe about 20 minutes.
STETSON MILLER: And they say they're happy to have it, and they're hoping that as more of Maryland gets vaccinated, that they can soon return to some sense of normalcy.
- I just want to travel. We've been stuck at home for a long time.
STETSON MILLER: And those that had appointments here today got the Moderna shot, but that changes based on availability. Now, if you need transportation to here, it's being offered for free by the city and county. Head to our website, WJZ.com, to find out how to sign up for it. We're live in Annapolis, Stetson Miller for WJZ.