Dr. Travis Gayles

January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Government Starts Vaccinating Residents 75+

Montgomery County Enters Vaccine Phase 1B; State of Maryland in Phase 1C Montgomery County announced that it has entered Phase 1B of its COVID-19 distribution plan. Phase 1B includes adults age 75 or older (tier 1) and essential frontline workers (tier 2 and tier 3 — see tweet below for a breakdown of these tiers). […]

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January 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado Entra en la Fase 1B de Vacunación para Personas Mayores de 75 Años

Los funcionarios del condado de Montgomery están vacunando a los residentes y empleados de atención médica de primera línea que trabajan en el condado, tanto como sea posible, pero podrían vacunar a más personas contra el COVID-19 si tuvieran dosis adicionales, dijeron los funcionarios el 25 de enero durante una conferencia de prensa. Please join […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Enters Vaccination Phase 1B Monday for Those 75 and Older

Montgomery County officials are vaccinating residents and front line health care employees who work in the county as much as possible but could vaccinate more people against COVID-19 if they had additional doses, they said Jan. 25 during a news briefing. On Monday, the county entered Phase 1B, which includes people who are at least […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Stresses Importance of Residents Waiting Their Turn for Vaccinations

County health officials say some residents have tried to get the COVID-19 vaccine before it’s their turn. Currently, Montgomery County is in the process of moving into Phase 1B of the vaccination process. “We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward and begin offering vaccines to those over the age of 75 […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Responds to Biden’s Plan of Distributing 100 Million Doses in 100 Days

President Biden signed several executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic when he entered office on Wednesday, including the “100 Days Masking Challenge” which requires face masks on federal property. He’s also challenging all Americans to wear a mask for the next 100 days to help prevent the virus’s spread. In addition, Biden has set […]

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January 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County: 99.6% of Vaccine First Doses Received Have Been Administered

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has received a total of 27,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. Local health officials say 99.6 % of that total have been administered as of Jan. 21. During his weekly COVID-19 virtual media briefing on Thursday, County Executive Marc Elrich stressed ongoing issues […]

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January 6, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Details County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allotment, Distribution

As of Jan. 5, the Montgomery County Health Department has received 12,900 COVID-19 vaccine doses in three allotments. According to local health officials, a total of 4,047 doses have been administered so far to eligible people in the Phase 1A criteria. “These do not include the doses that have been sent directly to the hospitals and […]

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December 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich, Gayles Update County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan

According to health officials, Montgomery County received about 4,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week. County Executive Marc Elrich says the county is currently in Phase 1A, which consists of ​frontline health care workers, nursing home residents and staff, and first responders gradually getting vaccinated first. According to the county’s website, The State of […]

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December 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MyMCM Honors County’s First Responders for Heroic Work Throughout Pandemic

The dictionary defines “first responder” as someone who is designated or trained to respond to an emergency. They are the men and women who must take immediate action when disaster strikes. 2020 posed the greatest challenge any of them had ever faced: the COVID-19 pandemic. In Montgomery County, the more than 3,000 first responders have […]

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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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