2021 | Coronavirus

Mass vaccination site in Germantown will close July 2

New site will open at upcounty regional services center July 6

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Silver Spring resident Tasha Harris receives her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccine site on Montgomery College's Germantown campus on March 31, 2021.

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Montgomery County officials said Thursday that the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College in Germantown will close July 2.

July 2 will be the last day that people can get vaccinations there. Then, on July 6, the county will open a new site at the Upcounty Regional Services Center. 

“We didn’t want to lose a site in Germantown because obviously the upcounty has to be served,” said Earl Stoddard, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “But we just felt [the regional services center] was a more right-sized site.”

About 100 doses of coronavirus vaccine were being administered in Germantown as of June 17, Stoddard said.

The site opened in late March, and at its peak, was giving about 3,000 doses a day

Stoddard said that number decreased in recent weeks, to the point it made logistical sense to close the site.  

“Once we got down to an aggregate number that was about 100 [doses] a day, we felt like the site was too large and we could do it in a more intimate and … convenient setting for both the operation of the site, as well as the people coming to visit,” Stoddard told reporters during a news briefing Thursday.

Montgomery College is also looking at resuming more of its operations, Stoddard said. By removing the mass vaccination site, it allows renovations to the buildings and other activities to occur before the fall semester, he said.

Residents who have more questions about the new location or want to schedule an appointment can email c19vaccination@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-2982. You can also walk in and register on-site at county-run vaccine clinics. 

Steve Bohnel can be reached at steve.bohnel@bethesdamagazine.com