On January 1, 2021, the Maryland Department of Health issued an amended directive and order that, in part, permits certain individuals to administer COVID-19 vaccinations:
The following individuals may administer COVID-19 vaccines at vaccination sites:
D. Other individuals provided that:
a. Each individual has successfully completed training on the administration ofCOVID-19 vaccines;
b. Qualified supervisory personnel at the vaccination site reasonably determine that each individual is able to administer COVID-19 vaccines under appropriate supervision; and
c. The individual administers the COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination site under the reasonable supervision of qualified supervisory personnel.
My legal opinion is that this category of individuals allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccinations includes knowledgeable and competent medical assistants who have completed training on the administration of COVID-19 vaccines.