vaccine

May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Ledo’s Offering Free Pizza to Marylanders Vaccinated in May, June

Maryland is now offering pizza to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine during the months of May and June. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday a partnership between the state and Ledo Pizza to incentivize the importance of getting vaccinated. From May 13 through June 30—or until at least 10,000 pizzas are distributed—Ledo Pizza chains […]

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May 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Venues; Indoor Mask Mandate Remains

Effective Saturday, May 15, all Maryland indoor and outdoor dining establishments, including restaurants and bars, can resume normal operations, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. The same goes for other indoor and outdoor venues. All outdoor entertainment, arts, and sports venues, as well as all indoor entertainment venues and conventions can resume […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Leaders Preparing for Pfizer Vaccine Expansion to Ages 12-15

After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was FDA-approved for youths ages 12-15 on Monday, Montgomery County leaders are preparing to administer shots to young residents. The eligibility expansion still requires final approval from a CDC advisory committee, which is set to meet Wednesday. During a county council meeting Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said leaders […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Initiates COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Adolescents

Vaccine development company Novavax, headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Monday that it expanded Phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to include adolescents. The trials will include up to 3,000 youths ages 12-17 at up to 75 sites in the U.S., the company said in a press release. “Through the expansion of our PREVENT-19 […]

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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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April 28, 2021 | Michael Hernández

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Now Unmask at Small Outdoor Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new outdoor mask guidance on Tuesday for people who are fully vaccinated. According to these new CDC guidelines, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in small outdoor gatherings. This includes people who have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer […]

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April 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Silver Spring-Based Researchers Looking for Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Researchers at the Silver Spring-based Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) are looking for volunteers to participate in a Phase 1 clinical trial of a new type of COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1 of the trial will examine the vaccine’s safety and will look to generate an immune response that researchers expect to find, according […]

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April 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘It’s Exciting’: High School Students Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

All Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. During a county council meeting Tuesday, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county is looking at strategies to engage younger people and encourage them to pre-register and get vaccinated. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state is launching an […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Pfizer Recommends Third Dose Six to 12 Months After Full Vaccination

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla believes it is  “likely” people may need a third vaccine dose administered between six and 12 months after a full vaccination. Bourla also cited the possibility of an annual coronavirus vaccine in a panel discussion with CNBC and CVS Health on April 1. “A likely scenario is that there will be […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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