vaccinations

October 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Clarifies Booster Shot Eligibility in Response to ‘Confusing’ Federal Guidance

Gov. Larry Hogan clarified COVID-19 booster shot eligibility in Maryland as he said the federal government has been offering confusing guidance. “There has been limited, confusing and contradictory guidance from the federal government,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. In spite of that, he said, state officials have spent months building infrastructure for a […]

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September 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Assessing Staffing Challenges if Vaccines Become Mandatory

Montgomery County is reaching out to its department managers to determine if the county could function adequately if a mandate for county employees to be vaccinated is enacted. County Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday afternoon at a weekly media session that he favors mandating all county employees be vaccinated unless they have a medical or […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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August 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Nursing Homes Have Fully Vaccinated 88% of Residents, 88.5% Staff

Around the country nursing homes struggle to get their staffs inoculated with the COVID-19. But overall, Montgomery County nursing homes stand out for managing to get the vast majority of their workers vaccinated. According to the New York Times, about 40% of the country’s nursing home work force remains unvaccinated. Data from Maryland Department of […]

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August 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hospital, Nursing Home Employees in Maryland Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine or Frequent Testing

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that all hospital and nursing home employees in the state of Maryland will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo frequent testing. Workers at such facilities will be required to get their first shot by Sept. 1. The news was announced shortly before the […]

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July 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Fair Returns in August With Rides, Animals, and Vaccines

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair returns to Gaithersburg for its 72nd year of operation on Aug. 13 through Aug. 21. A Montgomery County tradition, the fair attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year. Last year, because of the coronavirus, the fair was canceled. So guests didn’t get to enjoy carnival rides, farm animals, and chocolate […]

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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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May 27, 2021 | Staff Writer

Marylanders Can Receive Digital Version of COVID-19 Vaccination Records

Marylanders who were vaccinated in the state can now receive a digital copy of their vaccination record on the website ImmuNet. This website makes it easier for those who have misplaced their COVID-19 vaccine records. The website is free and secure to use and is used by healthcare providers in the state to maintain the […]

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May 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces $2 Million Lottery Incentive for Vaccinations

Marylanders 18 years and older who get COVID-19 vaccinated in the state will be automatically entered into a new lottery, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly award $40,000 to a vaccinated resident for 40 straight days — through July 3. On July 4, […]

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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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