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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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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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February 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch: Elrich Explains Montgomery County’s Slow Vaccination Process

County Executive Marc Elrich released a video statement on Thursday explaining why the coronavirus vaccination process has been slow across the state and in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at his five minute address to the county: Full Statement on Montgomery County Vaccination Distribution Here’s the letter Elrich sent to county residents along with the […]

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February 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Need More Damn Vaccines’: Hogan Says Shortage Will Last for Foreseeable Future 

“The basic problem is pretty simple: we need more damn vaccines,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said every state, county and city in the U.S. is facing the issue of COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supply. “And we’ve been told by the federal government that this problem will continue to […]

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February 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Urge State for Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

As COVID-19 mass vaccination sites operate in Prince George’s County and Baltimore City, Montgomery County leaders want one in their jurisdiction. During a council meeting with state health department officials Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said he wanted to “publicly go on the record” to say Montgomery County has multiple locations that could […]

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February 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

VP of Education Association: MCPS Teachers Need ‘Consistent Plan’ to Return to Classroom

Gov. Larry Hogan set the goal of March 1 for all public schools in Maryland to reopen for some form of classroom learning  During his announcement on Jan. 21, Hogan said the state would consider if it should “explore…legal avenue[s]” if school districts do not make an effort to offer some form of hybrid learning. […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Some County Residents

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services had to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday due to winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Dr. Raymond Crowel, the director of Montgomery County DHHS, explains what process is in place for rescheduling appointments for those who had their appointment canceled. Anyone with questions about the coronavirus vaccine […]

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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 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

Del. Ariana Kelly Answers COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration is ongoing throughout the state and in Montgomery County. In a community message to Montgomery County residents, Del. Ariana Kelly (District 16) gives in-depth answers to vaccination questions that residents may have and offers comprehensive guidance about how to stay updated as the process continues. “Hopefully, in this email, you […]

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