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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Newly Vaccinated People Can Get a $50 Gift Card to José Andrés’ D.C.-Area Restaurants

Chef José Andrés wants people to get COVID-19 vaccinated and he’s offering $50 gift cards to his Washington, D.C.-area restaurants to those who do. The celebrity chef and Bethesda resident said that beginning May 8 until 70% of the U.S. is vaccinated, anyone who is newly vaccinated may come to his D.C.-area ThinkFoodGroup restaurants and […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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March 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Preparing to Move Forward with Vaccine Phases 

The Montgomery County health department (DHHS) is preparing to begin COVID-19 vaccinations for Priority Groups 1B, tiers 2 and 3, and Group 1C Tier 1, to include residents ages 65-74, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a media briefing Wednesday. Within the last week, the county has doubled down on sending vaccine appointment […]

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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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January 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘To Every Corner of Every Community’: Hogan Launches Vaccine Confidence Campaign

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has launched GoVAX: Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine confidence campaign. Hogan called the effort an “aggressive, grassroots public outreach campaign” to encourage vaccine confidence and urge residents to get vaccinated when it’s their turn and doses are available. “Over the next several months, we will be taking this campaign to every corner of […]

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January 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Vaccination Phase 1 Expanding to Some ‘Severely Immunocompromised’ Groups

Beginning Feb. 1, Maryland will expand its COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1 to include some “severely immunocompromised” residents, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Vaccinations will be administered through hospital-based providers and state officials will give guidance to providers. As explained by Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Maryland Will Enter Vaccination Phase 1B Next Week 

Maryland will begin Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Phase 1B includes: – Residents ages 75+ – Residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for those with developmental disabilities – K-12 teachers and support staff, childcare providers Hogan also announced […]

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January 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Expects to Receive Only Half of COVID-19 Vaccines Requested This Week

Montgomery County officials expect to receive about half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses they requested for this week, Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said during a council meeting Tuesday. County Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested about 12,000 doses this week, however the county was allotted 6,700 as of Tuesday morning, Bridgers said. […]

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January 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: By End of May, State Expects Enough Vaccines for 30% of Population

At the current pace of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, Maryland officials expect to receive 1.8 million doses from the federal government by the end of May, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. That’s only 30% of the state’s population, the governor said. “So, this is going to be a long haul.” Hogan said […]

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