COVID-19 Mass vaccination site

April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Elrich Emphasize Unity at Germantown Mass Vaccination Site

Gov. Larry Hogan and County Executive Marc Elrich were united after touring the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College in Germantown on Wednesday. The site in Germantown has been open since March 31, but it has been operating using only COVID-19 vaccines allocated to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Starting Thursday, […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Elrich to Tour Germantown Mass Vaccination Site Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan is visiting the mass vaccination site at the Montgomery College campus in Germantown Wednesday afternoon. Hogan will be joined by County Executive Marc Elrich, U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6), Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader,  Maryland National Guard Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, County Council President Tom Hucker and more. I am […]

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March 29, 2021 | Halle Grossett

March 31: Montgomery College Germantown Will Soon Offer Vaccinations

A vaccination site at Montgomery College Germantown will open on Wednesday, March 31 with county resources. According to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the site will transition to a state mass vaccination site the week of April 4. It was initially scheduled to be able to administer 1,500 doses a day. It […]

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March 17, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County ‘Confident’ Mass Vaccination Site Will Begin Operating by April 1

Local leaders announced this week that a mass vaccination site is expected to open in Montgomery County soon. It will be located at the Montgomery College Germantown Campus, and health officials say they are preparing how it will operate once more much-needed COVID-19 vaccine doses become available. During the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Trone Urge Hogan to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and David Trone (D-Md. 6) have written a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging that the state open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County. “[D]espite Montgomery suffering the worst casualty rate in Maryland and despite having the second-highest number of […]

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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 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Details Vaccine Appointments, Case Rates

Executive Marc Elrich explained that Montgomery County receives about 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly while about 300,000 county residents currently are eligible for the shot. That, and the lack of a mass vaccination site in the county, are the main reasons why it is so difficult to get an appointment and become vaccinated, he […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Takeaways from Hogan’s COVID-19 Press Briefing Tuesday

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan noted that the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland is approaching. On Monday, the United States surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hogan said the state mourns the loss of all Americans and Marylanders who died of the virus. […]

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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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