vaccination

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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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 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Reduces Graduation Requirements; Clarifies Opening Procedures

The Montgomery County Public School Class of 2021 will be required to complete only three math credits and a half credit of physical education prior to graduation. Before the pandemic, seniors needed four credits in math and a full credit in physical education in order to graduate. These reduced requirements now match what is required by […]

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February 23, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

County Council, Health Officials to Host Vaccine Town Hall on Thursday

The Montgomery County Council is hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. with other elected leaders and health officials providing updates on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. County Executive Marc Elrich, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard and other public […]

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February 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

100-Year-Old Resident Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in Silver Spring

Harvey Zeigler, a 100-year-old Montgomery County resident, received his COVID-19 vaccine at the East County Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring on Sunday. The county health department is operating COVID-19 vaccination clinics that aim to provide better access to residents in underserved areas, according to the county. Vaccine appointments are being offered to seniors in […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Altimmune Announces FDA Approval for Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials 

Altimmune, Inc. announced Wednesday that it was approved by the FDA to begin Phase 1 clinical trials for AdCOVID, its single-dose nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Gaithersburg, expects to begin volunteer enrollment in the trials in the coming week, according to a statement from the company. “We believe […]

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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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