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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles: Counties Now Required to Follow State Vaccine Eligibility Phasing

The state issued a memo Monday that, effective immediately, directs entities providing COVID-19 vaccines to follow the state’s phasing for eligibility, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a council meeting Tuesday. County health departments are included within those providers. Maryland moved to vaccination Phase 2 (2A) Tuesday, expanding eligibility to all residents […]

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February 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Virtual Conversation Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns in the Black Community

A panel of elected officials and local health experts held a virtual community conversation on Monday about COVID-19 and its specific impact on the local Black community. The forum focused on raising awareness and addressing concerns some residents have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and the access they have to it. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich […]

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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bad Weather May Delay Vaccine Appointments

Snow and ice have delayed the arrival of COVID-19 doses to Maryland, and as of Monday morning, Montgomery County wasn’t sure when its share would be delivered. Appointments have been scheduled as of Feb. 24, but they will be rescheduled if the county’s allocation of doses doesn’t arrive in time. During their bimonthly news conference, […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker: County Health Department Will Receive 1,000 Fewer Vaccines This Week

The Montgomery County health department will receive 1,000 fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses this week than last week, Council President Tom Hucker said at a media briefing Monday. He said the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is set to receive 4,500 first doses this week, down from the 5,500 received last week. “We could […]

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