April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Suspenden uso de la Vacuna Johnson & Johnson Debido a Seis Casos de Coágulos de Sangre

El uso de la vacuna Covid-19 de Johnson & Johnson se ha detenido “por precaución” mientras se estudian seis incidentes de coágulos sanguíneos raros y graves, y se alerta a los profesionales médicos sobre qué buscar y cómo tratar a cualquiera que los experimente, dijo la Dra. Janet Woodcock, administradora interina de la Comisión de […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused Due to Six Blood Clot Cases

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused “out of an abundance of caution” while six incidents of rare and severe blood clots are studied, and medical professionals are alerted to what to look for and how to treat anyone experiencing these conditions, Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting U.S. Food and Drug Commission […]

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April 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: a Quarter of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 13 The Maryland Department of Health reported 116 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 68,260. As of April 12, the county reported that 108 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, so the death toll in […]

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April 12, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Consider How Shortage of Vaccine Doses Will Effect Operational Plans

According to county leaders, the number of allotted COVID-19 vaccine doses has slightly decreased on a federal and state level. During County Council President Tom Hucker’s media briefing on Monday, local health officials said the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus did ‘tremendously well’ last week by administering about 3,000 doses on Thursday […]

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April 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando y Rice: Grupo de Trabajo para Tratar el Tema de la Presencia Policial en las Escuelas

Los concejales del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando y Craig Rice anunciaron que convocarán un grupo de trabajo para desarrollar profesionales de salud mental y otros servicios de apoyo en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), con la intención de que los oficiales de policía no estén en las escuelas todos los días. […]

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April 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Rice Announce Task Force to Find Student Support Alternatives for Police Presence in Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice announced they will convene a task force to grow mental health professionals and other support services in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), with the intention that police officers will not be in schools everyday. “We know that our current systems are not working, particularly for our Black […]

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April 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

At Mass Vax Site, Dr. Pollard Says Montgomery College ‘Honored’ to Serve Community

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard spoke a day ahead of MC’s Germantown campus launching as a state-run mass vaccination clinic. Pollard said that the college was “honored” to serve its community. “There are three things every [community] in our nation needs right now — every community, every town across the nation: one is vaccines, […]

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April 12, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Hogan Forms Workgroup to Address Hate Crimes Against Asian American Community

Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference on April 9 the formation of a workgroup to address the rise in violence targeting the Asian American community, “This workgroup, one of the first of its kind in the country, will be composed of a wide ranging group of experts and advocates across various disciplines who will […]

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April 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Montgomery County is Maryland’s Biggest Consumer of Vaccines

Gov. Larry Hogan was asked after touring the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown on April 7 if there are any plans to shift vaccine distribution to parts of the state that have more of a demand in terms of residents wanting the vaccine, rather than distributing based on per capita data to counties. […]

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