STADIUM VACCINATION SITE
Marylanders in and around Charles County took advantage of a community vaccination center in Waldorf where they received COVID-19 vaccinations. With support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Maryland opened a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Regency Furniture Stadium, a minor-league baseball stadium. Located at 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf, Md., 20602, the center opened for operation in early March. The site will be the fourth statewide mass vaccination site, following two in Baltimore city and one in Prince George’s County, and will be open to all state residents. “This is our community. We are Southern Maryland Strong, and we are all in this together. We are proud to assist in helping to fight this awful virus and helping Marylanders regain a sense of normalcy,” Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel said.
The state averaged a new record-high 30,387 shots per day. The drive-thru operation is being run in the stadium's parking lot in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency with more than 80 members of the Maryland National Guard. “Ensuring that all Marylanders have access to COVID-19 vaccines is our priority,” said Mark Stuart, President of Regency Furniture. “We are committed to doing all we can to help our community stay healthy and we value the opportunity to support our communities in such a meaningful way.”