vaccinations

May 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County, State Making it Quicker, Easier to Get Vaccinated

Those frustrating days of repeated calling and internet clicking for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment are winding down now that more places are offering the shots. And many are welcoming walk-ins without appointments. Click here for a list of vaccination clinics throughout the state. This includes mass vaccination sites throughout Maryland, Montgomery County sites, pharmacies and […]

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May 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Md. State Employees Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Will Get $100

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Monday a new financial incentive program to encourage more people to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Each state employee who receives the coronavirus vaccine will receive $100. “Incentives like this are another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated, and we strongly encourage businesses across the state to consider offering […]

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March 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Confirms Mass Vaccination Site Opening in Montgomery County Week of April 5

During a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that a mass vaccination site is opening at Montgomery College in Germantown the week of April 5. It is one of six mass vaccinations that will open in Maryland in April. By the end of April, Maryland will have a total of 12 mass vaccination […]

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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 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Calls Hogan’s Lifting of Capacity Restrictions ‘Irresponsible’

Before the Montgomery County Council approved several county-wide COVID-19 measures easing coronavirus restrictions for businesses and establishments on Friday, MyMCM spoke to councilmember Will Jawando. Jawando addressed why Montgomery County is not following Gov. Larry Hogan’s new public health executive orders went into effect at 5 p.m. allowing restaurants, bars, places of worship, and establishments […]

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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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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 17, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Asian American Health Initiative to Host Vaccine Town Hall Feb. 23

The Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) and the Office of Community Partnerships will host a virtual town hall on Feb. 23 to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers attending the event include County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Raymond Crowel. Guest speakers and attendees will discuss the […]

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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 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gayles: County Needs More Partners to get Residents Vaccinated Quicker

If Montgomery County continues to receive only 5,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly, it could take years for all residents to receive the shot, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles predicted during his appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi radio show Feb. 1. The state also allocates doses for county residents at several area hospitals, […]

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