vaccines

April 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

At Mass Vax Site, Dr. Pollard Says Montgomery College ‘Honored’ to Serve Community

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard spoke a day ahead of MC’s Germantown campus launching as a state-run mass vaccination clinic. Pollard said that the college was “honored” to serve its community. “There are three things every [community] in our nation needs right now — every community, every town across the nation: one is vaccines, […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 2, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Giant Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccines at All Montgomery County Locations

Giant Pharmacy is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents at all 152 in-store pharmacy locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Maryland — including those in Montgomery County. “We’re honored to have the privilege of now being able to offer the vaccine at all 152 of our pharmacy locations to further assist in efforts […]

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March 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Include Residents 16+ with Underlying Conditions

On Tuesday, Maryland entered COVID-19 vaccine Phase 2B, expanding eligibility to residents ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19, as well as other groups. The state directs residents to a CDC webpage that lists which conditions can lead adults of any age to be more likely severely ill from […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Joins Fauci at National Cathedral to Promote Vaccine to Faith Communities

County Executive Marc Elrich joined Dr. Anthony Fauci at the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday to promote confidence in the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines to faith-based communities. During the event, 25 interfaith clergy members from around the Washington, D.C. area were publicly vaccinated on camera. Great also to talk with Dr. Fauci and NIH director […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Senior Community Vaccinates 96% of Residents

A senior living community in Silver Spring shared that every resident who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has received both doses. 96% of residents at Riderwood Senior Living Community have been vaccinated, according to a March 4 release.  “We got the shots because we care about our neighbors and want to see more of them,” said […]

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March 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard: State Interested in Montgomery College Germantown as Potential Mass Vaccination Site

State officials are “definitely interested” in the COVID-19 mass vaccination site proposed for Montgomery College’s Germantown campus, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. “So much so that they are going to walk-through with the National Guard [sic] as sort of a pre-visit to look […]

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March 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Vaccine Hunters Say Some Maryland Residents Faced Discrimination at Vaccine Sites  

During a council briefing Monday, Montgomery County’s “Vaccine Hunters” reported several incidents of racial discrimination at retail pharmacy and hospital COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. “What’s happened this week is we’ve had at least three incidents— I just found out one yesterday— of immigrants, undocumented or documented, who have gone to retail pharmacies and […]

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March 5, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Begins Vaccinating Additional Groups

Vaccination clinics operated by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents 65 to 74 year olds and essential workers, according to a press release. Essential workers in this priority group include transit workers, teachers, child care workers and individuals with developmental disabilities. In the past few […]

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