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Maryland to begin deploying single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 100% of which will be deployed …


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Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state’s newest mass vaccination site, which opens this Thursday, February 25, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City. “The opening of our next state-run mass vaccination site is another milestone toward ending this pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “I …


Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 4% for 1st time since November

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 4% for the first time since November 2nd. Overall, the statewide positivity rate has dropped by more than 58% since it peaked at 9.43% in January. The positivity rate is under 9% in all 24 jurisdictions and under 5% in 14 jurisdictions. …

Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 1,000 for first time since November

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16th. Coronavirus hospitalizations are down by more than 50% from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped by more than …

Winter weather across the country affects federal vaccine shipments to Maryland, other states

BALTIMORE, MD—Health officials say severe winter weather across the United States is affecting the federal government’s shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to providers in Maryland and other states. This may have a significant impact on providers’ ability to hold clinics as scheduled. The Maryland Department of Health has directly shared with local leaders and vaccine providers the following updates from CDC …

Maryland Department of Health expands GoVAX campaign, names Juan Dixon as new Ambassador [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday expanded the statewide GoVAX campaign, launching new public service announcements featuring Coppin State University Men’s Basketball Coach and former NBA player Juan Dixon. GoVAX encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves, their families and communities by getting vaccinated when they become eligible. “As a mentor to young adults and student-athletes, Coach Dixon is …

Maryland Departments of Health and Aging collaborate on vaccine outreach for vulnerable populations

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have announced a joint effort to promote access to vaccines through a telephone-based support line and appointment system that is designed to assist those without internet access. On Monday, the departments began contacting seniors directly to invite them to use the new COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center …

Governor Hogan provides updates on schools, hospitals, nursing homes, vaccines [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday made several announcements related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including a testing program for schools, limited visitation for Maryland hospitals and nursing homes, the opening of the next mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium, four-week vaccine allocation projections for Prince George’s County, and a new initiative to have counties appoint equity officers to …