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D.C., Maryland Open COVID Vaccines to Those 16 and Older; Virginia to Follow Sunday

People ages 16 and older in D.C. and Maryland are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, with Virginians in that age group able to start vaccinations next Sunday.

On Monday, all Marylanders of age will be able to register at mass vaccination sites at Six Flags America Theme Park in Upper Marlboro, Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Regency Furniture Stadium (Blue Crabs Stadium) in Waldorf, Hagerstown Premium Outlets in Hagerstown, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and the Greenbelt Metro Station in Greenbelt.

Other mass vaccination sites will open in the state this week at the Frederick Community College in Frederick and at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, with a site at the Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen expected to open next week, WTOP reported.

Those ages 16 and 17 will be restricted to clinics that provide the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the only one authorized by the FDA to be used for people in those age groups.

In the District, which began phase two of its vaccination plan Monday, the city’s health department said there are enough appointments remaining to start offering slots to residents 16 and older.

Meanwhile, Mayor Muriel Bowser has allowed the capacity to increase at Wizards and Capitals game as of Monday for 10% capacity or about 2,100 people. The Bowser administration has also granted a waiver for Nationals Park and Audi Field to increase attendance 25% of maximum capacity, which will allow up to 10,000 fans at the former and 5,000 at the latter.

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