Effective Monday, the state of Maryland will enter Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout, but it will take several more weeks for the vaccine to be available to the average resident. Phase 1B includes anyone, 75 or older who wants the vaccine, as well as anyone in assisted living or group home settings. The vaccine will also be made available to teachers, school staff and child care providers. The state will enter into a pilot program on Monday, January 25th with Giant Food Stores, which includes Martin’s locations and Wal Mart. Pharmacies in the two entities will eventually be able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.