University Of Maryland Capital Region Health and First Baptist Church of Glenarden Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
UM Capital Region Health (UM Capital) and First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) announced the opening of its COVID-19 Vaccination clinic. The clinic will operate in FBCG’s 63,000-square-foot Family Life Center facility.
In attendance at the opening were Governor Larry Hogan, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead of the Maryland National Guard and Acting Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Dennis Schrader, among other leaders.
“I could not be more pleased to open today’s clinic,” said Nathaniel Richardson, Jr. President and CEO, UM Capital Region Health. “Today we expand access to life-saving vaccines to residents in Prince George’s County in hopes that we will combat COVID-19 and move forward with our lives.”
Opening day vaccinations focused on Prince George’s County faith-based leaders who received their vaccination in an effort to build trust within their congregations and the surrounding communities.
“Pastoral leaders came together today to show their congregations and the community that we will lead by example and play our part to ending the devastating COVID-19 pandemic,” said John K. Jenkins Sr., Pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden.
Initially, the clinic will provide 200 doses per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting March 29, the clinic will expand to provide nearly 1,000 doses each day, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Residents in Prince George’s County who meet vaccination qualifications based on the current state of Maryland guidelines will be eligible to register to receive a vaccine at this location starting March 17. A two-step process starts with online registration, followed by eligible individuals receiving a registration link to self-schedule their vaccination appointment. A hotline is being established for any residents who do not have internet access to register or schedule their appointment.
For more information on the vaccination clinic at FBCG, including scheduling and site operation hours visit umcapitalregion.org/getthevaccine.
About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George’s County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon formal affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and is committed to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group with practice locations in Cheverly, Suitland, Bowie, Laurel and the National Harbor. Together, community physicians and University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty provide clinical expertise across a range of specialties and programs including: acute rehabilitation; anesthesiology; critical and chronic ventilation care; emergency medicine; neonatology; orthopedics; and vascular surgery. University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center is home to the State’s second-busiest trauma center and a highly regarded cardiac surgery program, which is led by faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine; a certified and designated primary stroke center; and a new state-of-the-art regional medical center is expected to open in Largo in summer 2021. For more information, visit www.umcapitalregion.org.
About First Baptist Church of Glenarden
First Baptist Church of Glenarden, led by Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., is a vibrant, Bible-based church located on three campuses in Prince George’s County, Maryland. With more than 11,000 active members, FBCG is one of the largest congregations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It has impacted both local and global communities through its 100-plus ministries, outreach and educational programs.