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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ledo’s Offering Free Pizza to Marylanders Vaccinated in May, June

Maryland is now offering pizza to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine during the months of May and June. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday a partnership between the state and Ledo Pizza to incentivize the importance of getting vaccinated. From May 13 through June 30—or until at least 10,000 pizzas are distributed—Ledo Pizza chains […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Leaders Preparing for Pfizer Vaccine Expansion to Ages 12-15

After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was FDA-approved for youths ages 12-15 on Monday, Montgomery County leaders are preparing to administer shots to young residents. The eligibility expansion still requires final approval from a CDC advisory committee, which is set to meet Wednesday. During a county council meeting Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said leaders […]

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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 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Starting Tuesday, Marylanders 16+ Are Eligible for Vaccine at Mass Vaccination Sites

Beginning Tuesday, all Marylanders ages 16+ will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s mass vaccination sites, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Monday. Hogan said that by April 12, residents 16+ will be eligible through all vaccine providers in the state. He noted that those ages 16-17 can only be […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Joins Fauci at National Cathedral to Promote Vaccine to Faith Communities

County Executive Marc Elrich joined Dr. Anthony Fauci at the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday to promote confidence in the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines to faith-based communities. During the event, 25 interfaith clergy members from around the Washington, D.C. area were publicly vaccinated on camera. Great also to talk with Dr. Fauci and NIH director […]

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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 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard: State Interested in Montgomery College Germantown as Potential Mass Vaccination Site

State officials are “definitely interested” in the COVID-19 mass vaccination site proposed for Montgomery College’s Germantown campus, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. “So much so that they are going to walk-through with the National Guard [sic] as sort of a pre-visit to look […]

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March 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Vaccine Hunters Say Some Maryland Residents Faced Discrimination at Vaccine Sites  

During a council briefing Monday, Montgomery County’s “Vaccine Hunters” reported several incidents of racial discrimination at retail pharmacy and hospital COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. “What’s happened this week is we’ve had at least three incidents— I just found out one yesterday— of immigrants, undocumented or documented, who have gone to retail pharmacies and […]

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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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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax to Provide 1.1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Globally

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Thursday that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an international vaccine organization to provide more than 1 billion total doses of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, according to a statement from the company. Novavax will work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to provide 1.1 […]

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