coronavirus vaccine

March 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Former CDC Director Redfield to Serve as Senior Health Adviser

Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is joining Maryland’s coronavirus response team as a public health senior advisor. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement at a press briefing on Tuesday, where he was joined by Redfield. “[H]e will advise us on a wide range of immediate priorities, including planning our response to the coronavirus variants, […]

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February 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Marylanders Without Internet Can Call COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center

Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has teamed up with Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) to launch a telephone line to assist Marylanders without internet in making vaccine appointments. The COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. @MDHealthDept launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center to share info […]

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February 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch: Elrich Explains Montgomery County’s Slow Vaccination Process

County Executive Marc Elrich released a video statement on Thursday explaining why the coronavirus vaccination process has been slow across the state and in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at his five minute address to the county: Full Statement on Montgomery County Vaccination Distribution Here’s the letter Elrich sent to county residents along with the […]

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February 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland’s First Two Mass Vaccination Sites Now Open

The state of Maryland recently opened its first two mass vaccination sites on Friday. The sites are located at the Six Flags America in Prince George’s County and at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) in Baltimore City. “[Friday marked] the beginning of mass vaccination in the state of Maryland, and another critical step […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Some County Residents

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services had to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday due to winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Dr. Raymond Crowel, the director of Montgomery County DHHS, explains what process is in place for rescheduling appointments for those who had their appointment canceled. Anyone with questions about the coronavirus vaccine […]

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January 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Announces Johns Hopkins Partnership to Vaccinate Teachers, Residents

County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County is teaming up with Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) to begin vaccinating eligible residents and Montgomery County Public Schools employees this week. The aim of the initiative is to vaccinate as many teachers as possible to prepare for schools to reopen. The announcement comes as Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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January 15, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

County Council to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Town Hall on Jan. 19

The Montgomery County Council is hosting a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to discuss the community’s COVID-19 vaccination program with public health leaders. Expected to join the meeting are County Executive Marc Elrich, Deputy Health Officer James Bridgers, Latino Health Initiative Senior Manager Sonia Mora, Latino Health Steering Committee Co-Chair […]

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January 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

County Seeking Residents’ Feedback on COVID-19 Vaccine

Montgomery County has launched an online survey for residents to better understand the community’s concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The county plans to use the feedback to answer questions and reach communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The county will also use the feedback to create a communications plan to educate […]

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January 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Holy Cross: 2,000+ Nonprioritized People Erroneously Signed Up for Vaccine

More than 2,000 ineligible people erroneously signed up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Holy Cross Health. Holy Cross Health announced that on Dec. 30, the hospital system, which has locations in Germantown and Silver Spring, sent an email to employees with a link where they could sign up to schedule a time to receive […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Health, Human Services Receives Moderna Vaccine

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, on Wednesday morning. According to a county news release, this first shipment of vaccines is reserved for county health staffers who are engaged in managing the coronavirus response—including Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. 📢 […]

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