Montgomery County could begin administering COVID-19 shots to young children as soon as next week, if, as is anticipated, both the FDA and CDC approve the vaccine for that purpose, County Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan Monday sought to clarify to Marylanders who is eligible to get a COVID-19 booster shot and urged all those who fall within that category to do so as soon as possible.Read More
Preparations are being made for the mass vaccination of young children in Montgomery County against the novel coronavirus, County Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday.Read More
Former Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein warned Marylanders not to let their guards down this fall as it is still possible that the Delta variant could hit the state hard.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will introduce emergency legislation to address staffing shortages at the state’s hospitals in order to ensure that they “have the tools they need to respond to future crises.”Read More
While Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination metrics are better than that of most states with about 84% of residents partially vaccinated and about 60% fully vaccinated-significant outreach and education must be a continued priority as about 900,000 Marylanders still are unvaccinated, Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan told MarylandReporter.com on Wednesday.Read More
While mandating masks in schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has garnered some criticism, mandating vaccines for students and staff could very well turn out to be quite another ballgame, one of Maryland’s leading public health officials told a panel of state lawmakers on Monday afternoon.Read More
Senate President Bill Ferguson Thursday applauded a State Board of Education vote to require masks for all students and staff at all of the state’s public schools.Read More
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Wednesday implored those who are hesitant about getting vaccinated to do so now that the FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Read More
Comptroller Peter Franchot said it is imperative that the state’s teachers stress the importance of getting vaccinated against the novel coronavirus when they teach students about the lessons of the pandemic.Read More
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