vaccines

October 25, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Who is Eligible for a Booster Shot in Maryland?

Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press briefing Monday that about 1.4 million Marylanders are now eligible for a new dose of the vaccine since the CDC officially approved COVID-19 boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. So far, 280,000 booster shots have been administered in Maryland. Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader reiterated that […]

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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 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders 65+ in Congregate Settings Are Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Marylanders ages 65 and older living in congregate settings are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Wednesday. Congregate settings include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and group homes for residents with developmental disabilities. Also effective immediately, all pharmacies and other providers can […]

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August 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Live Performance Venues Set COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing Requirements for Attendees 

Some live performance venues in Montgomery County have introduced COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for attendees. The Fillmore: Effective Oct. 4, The Fillmore Silver Spring will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of the show. Physical proof of either is required and some shows will enforce the […]

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August 11, 2021 | Michael Hernández

‘La Abuelina’ Has Helped More Latinos Get Vaccinated in Montgomery County

The Abuelina COVID-19 campaign was created by the team at Communications Shop as part of the initiative Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar of the Montgomery County Government. The campaign was promoted by the Hispanic Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Gabe Albornoz at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Abuelina, her husband Don Carlos, and now their […]

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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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June 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Expected to Make Announcement About Data from Vaccine Trials Soon

Novavax CEO Stan Erck said that the company will likely make an announcement about data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials as soon as next week. “I’m happy to say that the data are coming very soon, in fact, we hope to announce those data next week,” Erck said. The comments were made […]

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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 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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