GREENBELT, Md. – After providing more than 115,000 shots in arms, the team at the FEMA-run Greenbelt Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will offer its final vaccinations Tuesday, June 1.
The vaccination center will be open through Memorial Day weekend and Tuesday, June 1. Vaccinations are available by appointment or walk-in 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
“The Greenbelt Metro community vaccination center was a tremendous success thanks to the help and support of all of our partners,” said Janice Barlow, FEMA Region 3 Acting Regional Administrator. “We are grateful to our state, local and federal partners – and to the thousands of visitors who did their part to fight the pandemic and protect their families, friends and communities by getting vaccinated.”
The CVC opened April 7, 2021, and operated seven days a week to deliver vaccinations.
"I want to thank FEMA for their tremendous partnership with Maryland at the Greenbelt Vaccination Center," said Maryland Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Russ Strickland. "The Greenbelt vaccination center, which is accessible by public transportation, was a big help in our efforts to equitably distribute and administer over 115,000 vaccinations here."
The CVC is providing the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccinations. The free vaccine requires only one shot, not two, and is approved for individuals 18 years and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Appointments can be scheduled at massvax.maryland.gov. Walk-ins are welcome.
“Our ability to provide COVID-19 protection to so many people required a coordinated effort among many agencies, the private sector and volunteers,” said Timothy Pheil, FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Maryland. “The real heroes of this operation were the thousands of Maryland residents who came forward to get vaccinated and help defeat the coronavirus.”
Reasonable accommodation for people with access and functional needs is available as well as onsite interpretation in eight spoken languages, and American Sign Language, Certified Deaf Interpretation and Sensory Interpretation.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.