Morgan State University Selected to Serve as Community Vaccination Site, Expanding Access to Vital Vaccine in Fight Against COVID-19
University to Collaborate with Maryland Department of Health, Offering up to 390 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Per Day During Weekends, Beginning on April 30
BALTIMORE — As part of an ongoing State of Maryland effort to expand access to vaccines, Morgan State University has been selected to serve as a community vaccination site in northeast Baltimore. Morgan’s location and connection to communities throughout Baltimore are anticipated to be instrumental in providing more Maryland residents with an opportunity to be vaccinated, curtailing the spread of COVID-19. Under the guidance of the State’s Vaccine Equity Task Force, the University is collaborating with the Maryland Department of Health and clinical partner Privia Medical Group to offer up to 390 doses per day of the Pfizer vaccine during weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), beginning April 30. Morgan will host the vaccinations, which will be open to all tier groups and available by appointment, on campus within the University Student Center, in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom. Free parking will be available in the Morgan Commons Garage connected to the student center.
“We appreciate the State’s recognition of Morgan State University’s value as a vital resource and location in expanding access to critical vaccines at the community level,” said Morgan President David K. Wilson. “The familiarity with the University within communities throughout the city and the high regard that many have for Morgan as an anchor institution will further public confidence increasing the likelihood that individuals will receive the vaccine. Morgan is the right collaborator to advance the role of science in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.”