vaccinations

January 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Expects to Receive Only Half of COVID-19 Vaccines Requested This Week

Montgomery County officials expect to receive about half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses they requested for this week, Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said during a council meeting Tuesday. County Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested about 12,000 doses this week, however the county was allotted 6,700 as of Tuesday morning, Bridgers said. […]

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December 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Head of Operation Warp Speed Visits Holy Cross Health

Gen. Gus Perna, a four-star Army general and CEO of Operation Warp Speed visited Holy Cross Health Dec. 29. He took time to speak with front line health care workers and checked to see that everything was ready to begin the second round of vaccinations starting the first week in January. As of his visit, […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: MedStar Montgomery Medical Workers Receive Pfizer Vaccine

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s frontline workers in Olney are starting to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine arrived at MedStar Montgomery on Dec. 18. Thomas Senker, the president of MedStar Montgomery and senior vice president of MedStar Health, said in a statement that the vaccine marks a new chapter in the fight against the coronavirus. […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Requires Updated Immunizations for Fall Semester

Students attending Maryland schools must have up-to-date immunization records County public schools welcome back students with virtual-only learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents that the Maryland Department of  Health requires students to have up-to-date immunizations.  Parents must submit their student’s immunization records by the first day of school. If […]

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July 3, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Silver Spring Immunization Clinic to Open Monday

COVID-19 may be dominating the current medical conversation, but county health officials want to remind parents about the importance of vaccinating their children. To aid this, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Immunization Clinic is set to reopen Monday, July 6. Located at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring, the clinic offers […]

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September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Over a Thousand MCPS Students Still Need Vaccinations; Deadline is Sept. 23

About 1,100 MCPS students in 7th through 12th grades are not compliant with Maryland immunization requirements. All Maryland school students in the 7th through 12th grades must show proof of one Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and one meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination. Those students who do not provide proof will be excluded from attending school starting September 23. […]

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July 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, July 5, in Montgomery County: 1. The Count Continues: The Montgomery County Board of Elections continues counting ballots at 10 a.m. when members check about 3,000 provisional ballots. About 150 votes separate Councilmember Marc Elrich and former health care executive David Blair in the county executive’s race. […]

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May 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Measles Confirmed in Person Who Traveled Throughout Montgomery County

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that a person who has traveled about the county has a confirmed diagnosis of measles. Because of patient privacy, little has been revealed about the individual. A statement from the county health department says the person contracted measles outside of the United States; developed symptoms here; and received a […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Ready for an Emergency: September is the start of Emergency Preparedness Month. A seminar on personal emergency preparedness runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. 2. Vaccination Clinics: Montgomery County has several immunization […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Provides Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats on Aug. 20 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is offering rabies vaccination clinics on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The vaccinations are free with the purchase of a Montgomery County pet license. Maryland law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over the age of four months be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Also by […]

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