Over 2.5 million Marylanders have now been vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Sunday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced.

“The state of Maryland has officially surpassed the milestone of 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines administered. According to [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] data, 37.2% of Marylanders 18 and older and 73.4% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose,” Hogan tweeted.

In a news release from his office, Hogan called the development “another major milestone in our rapidly accelerating vaccination efforts.”

“We have built the vast infrastructure capacity to handle the increase in supply that is coming from the federal government,” the governor said. “There are three safe and effective vaccines available, and I strongly encourage Marylanders to get vaccinated when it is your turn.”

Hogan also announced that residents who will become eligible in Phases 1, 2A and 2B of the state’s vaccination plan can now preregister for appointments at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus and the Timonium Fairgrounds, both of which will open in early April.

As of Monday, Maryland has administered 2,564,507 of its 2,706,170 available vaccine doses, with roughly 912,000 residents now fully vaccinated. The state is currently in Phase 2A, which makes residents 60 and older eligible for vaccination.

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