Maryland moved into Phase 2B of its coronavirus vaccine plan Tuesday, with residents 16 and older with disabilities and medical conditions that increase the risk of getting the virus now eligible for vaccination.

The qualifying medical conditions are based on a list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes ailments such as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung diseases and heart conditions.

On April 13, Maryland is scheduled to enter Phase 2C, which lowers the age requirement to 55, and on April 27, all residents 16 and older will be eligible for vaccination.

As of Tuesday, Maryland has administered roughly 2.6 million vaccine doses administered, with roughly 939,000 residents fully vaccinated.

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