University Of Maryland Capital Region Health and First Baptist Church of Glenarden to Open a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
New Clinic will expand community access in Prince George's County
CHEVERLY, MD – Today, Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead announced the State of Maryland will partner with the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) and the University of Maryland Capital Region Health to establish a large, community focused-vaccination site in Prince George's County, when fully operational, this new site will deliver 900 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day.
FBCG and UM Capital Region Health leaders comment on this announcement:
"Prince George's County has been disproportionally impacted by this pandemic and the only way for our families, friends and neighbors to get back to normal is through vaccination, says John K. Jenkins Sr., Pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden. "With the support of the State and backing of county leaders, we are honored to be able to host a COVID vaccination site focused on the communities that we have been serving for decades and will continue to serve long after the pandemic has passed."
"This is an opportunity to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in Prince George's County," said Nathaniel Richardson, Jr. President and CEO, UM Capital Region Health. "Partnering with First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Pastor Jenkins is an extension of our well- established efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of our community."
The FBCG vaccination clinic will be held in its Family Life Center and is scheduled to open on March 16, 2021. Updates on scheduling and site operation hours will be posted at umcapitalregion.org/getthevaccine.
For more information on the vaccination clinic at FBCG, contact Jania Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-603-5007.
About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George's County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon formal affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and is committed to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group with practice locations in Cheverly, Suitland, Bowie, Laurel and the National Harbor. Together, community physicians and University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty provide clinical expertise across a range of specialties and programs including: acute rehabilitation; anesthesiology; critical and chronic ventilation care; emergency medicine; neonatology; orthopedics; and vascular surgery. University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center is home to the State's second-busiest trauma center and a highly regarded cardiac surgery program, which is led by faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine; a certified and designated primary stroke center; and a new state-of-the-art regional medical center is expected to open in Largo in summer 2021. For more information, visit www.umcapitalregion.org.