vaccine

February 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 25, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Feb. 25 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County clinic appointments are currently for Groups 1A and Group 1B, Tier 1 (Adults ages 75 or older). All vaccinations are by appointment only. Health officials say the supply is very limited. Click here for more information […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Maryland Ranks Low Among Other States for Vaccine Rollout

The state of Maryland continues to rank low in regards to vaccine distribution in the United States. According to data presented by NPR on Feb. 24, Maryland currently ranks 41st in regards to the percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state ranks 28th in regards […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

FDA Confirms Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe, Effective

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine is “safe and effective,” according to a Food and Drug Administration analysis released Wednesday. To date, the vaccine is approximately 66% effective in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. In a recent briefing document, the FDA stated that the vaccine is “consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA’s […]

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February 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Firefighter on Being a Vaccinator: ‘It’s a Great Feeling You Really Can’t Explain’

Ojibwa Miller, a master firefighter paramedic with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), is administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors at county clinics. Miller, a 19-year-veteran of the fire department, told MyMCM that he was initially apprehensive about receiving and giving the vaccine, but now stands behind it and says being a vaccinator is a […]

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February 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 24, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Takeaways from Hogan’s COVID-19 Press Briefing Tuesday

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan noted that the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland is approaching. On Monday, the United States surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hogan said the state mourns the loss of all Americans and Marylanders who died of the virus. […]

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February 23, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Raskin, Trone Join Call for Federal Government to Vaccinate Its Own Workers

Reps. David Trone and Jamie Raskin, who represent Montgomery County in the U.S. House, joined their congressional colleagues from Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., in calling on the federal government to vaccinate its workers through a process separate from state and local COVID-19 vaccine programs. The lawmakers represent the National Capital Region — comprised of […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Despite Bad Weather, Montgomery County Receives its Vaccine Doses

After a delay due to inclement weather, Montgomery County has received its COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state. The county received 9,000 first doses late Feb. 22, half of which were supposed to be received last week, according to Mary Anderson, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, vaccine appointments for Feb. […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 23, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 23 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at nine testing sites today. 2. Council in Virtual Session: The Montgomery County Council meets at 9 a.m. and here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. The meeting will […]

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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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