January 28, 2021
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced new actions to expand the state’s COVID-19 vaccination network, including the opening of at least six mass vaccination sites at central locations, and new pharmacy partners in targeted areas.
Throughout this pandemic, I have been determined to do whatever is necessary to protect our Maryland Department of State Police family and allied partners. Earlier this month, we began operating clinics to expedite vaccinating our eligible employees. To date, every interested employee has been offered the vaccine. I understand many of you 65 and older may be trying to receive the vaccine and waiting in line for an uncertain amount of time. Since the MDSP is in daily communication with the Maryland Department of Health, I want to do whatever we can to help you through this process.
We are exploring the opportunity to assist retirees who are eligible and interested. Please continue to pursue getting the vaccine as early as possible through local sites, until we can evaluate interest and ensure we can obtain the necessary doses. We will release a survey by February 5, 2021, to determine which retirees are interested in receiving the vaccine from the Maryland State Police. We will assign a point of contact after the survey is completed to assist you through the MDSP vaccination process, including scheduling, when we get to that point. Please watch your email until then so our team can review the best information possible.
In the meantime, you can find more information and a vaccination site near you by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov. Although more direction will be coming over the next couple of weeks, you can contact the Maryland State Police COVID Operations Center with any specific questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your dedication to the Maryland State Police and the citizens of Maryland has not been forgotten. I am committed to continuing our support for you whenever we can.
Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III
Maryland Department of State Police