Montgomery County is making it easier for residents 16 years old and up to get vaccinated now that more doses are available.
Council President Tom Hucker says although 42% of residents are fully vaccinated so far, there’s still more work to do. In an effort to accommodate locals, COVID-19 vaccine site hours have been extended.
“Having so many vaccines to use is a game-changer for all of us and public health, but only if residents take advantage. The message for our residents is don’t delay. Get your shots today,” said Hucker during his weekly virtual media briefing on Monday.
According to Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers, there are also plans for a school-age vaccination program for kids ages 12-15 depending on authorization from the FDA – which is expected sometime this week.
Local leaders further explain what more vaccine doses mean for Montgomery County.
County Council President Hucker just held his weekly virtual media briefing. The county is making it easier than ever for residents to get vaccinated now that more doses are available. There's also future plans for a "school age vaccination program" for ages 12-15 @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/83PExwgz9j
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