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August 13, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Offers Free Back to School Immunizations

Children 12 and under cannot yet get vaccinated against Covid 19. But they still need the standard immunizations to go to school this fall. If your child has not yet received the required shots, Montgomery County health staff will give them for free. MSDE & @MDHealthDept are partnering to encourage parents to get children caught […]

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July 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Anuncia Lotería de Becas para Jóvenes Residentes de Maryland Vacunados

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció el miércoles otro incentivo para llevar la vacuna COVID-19 a los jóvenes residentes de Maryland. La Comisión de Educación Superior de Maryland (MHEC) y el Departamento de Salud de Maryland han formado una asociación para regalar $1 millón de dólares en becas universitarias a 20 residentes de Maryland vacunados de […]

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July 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Scholarship Lottery for Young Vaccinated Marylanders

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday another incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine into young Marylanders. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the Maryland Department of Health have formed a partnership to give away $1 million in college scholarships to 20 vaccinated Marylanders ages 12 through 17. The initiative, called the VaxU Scholarship Promotion, […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Continue to Decline

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to decrease during the week that ended April 3. That week, only 141 residents filed initial unemployment claims. The prior week, which ended March 27, 1,307 residents filed unemployment claims. One week earlier, county residents filed 2,401 initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor […]

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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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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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January 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Hogan Nominates Dennis Schrader as Maryland Health Secretary

Gov. Larry Hogan has nominated Dennis Schrader as secretary of Maryland Department of Health (MDH). Schrader has been serving as the acting secretary of health since former Secretary Robert Neall retired Dec. 1. According to a news release from the Maryland Department of Health, Schrader previously served as acting health secretary in 2017. From January […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Maryland Confirms Two Cases of New COVID-19 U.K. Variant in Anne Arundel

Update (5:15 p.m.): The Office of Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement about the two cases of COVID-19 in Anne Arundel caused by the new coronavirus variant originally found in the United Kingdom, known as B-117. According to the statement, the strain has not been shown to be more contagious or increase the risk of […]

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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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