Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces immediate expansion of COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the State of Maryland has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include all adults. “As of today, Maryland has already administered more than 800,000 booster shots, and we are immediately expanding our campaign further to include all adults,” said Governor Hogan. “As the holiday season approaches, with more travel and more gatherings, …


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Governor Hogan announces immediate authorization of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and mix-and-match booster shots

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued the following statement after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and ‘mix and match’ COVID-19 booster shots: “From day one of this crisis, our focus has been on preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Our initial COVID strategy was one of containment, which became mitigation, …


Governor Hogan encourages eligible Marylanders to get COVID-19 booster shots, details outreach efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In response to widespread confusion over existing federal guidance, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the current status of COVID-19 booster shot eligibility in the State of Maryland, and strongly encouraged those Marylanders who are eligible to immediately get their booster shot. “If you are confused about boosters, you are not alone,” said Governor Hogan. “In spite of that, …

Governor Hogan announces immediate authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for seniors, high-risk individuals in Marylander

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued the following statement after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval for Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots: “While this action was long overdue, I am glad that the federal government has finally approved booster shots for seniors and high-risk individuals. It is a significant step toward providing additional protection for …

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 …

Governor Hogan receives COVID-19 vaccine [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their COVID-19 vaccines on Monday morning. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford also received his vaccine at the State House in Annapolis. Maryland’s leaders received their first dose Moderna vaccine on Monday. “Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and …

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Maryland this week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, has begun shipping to recipients in Maryland. Maryland’s total allotment now includes more than 191,000 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Phase 1A of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan focuses on front …

Governor Hogan reactivates National Guard as Maryland begins COVID-19 vaccinations [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced the reactivation of the Maryland National Guard to support state and local health officials in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. “With vaccine distribution now beginning in our state, we have finally reached a turning point. We are able to see the sun rising on the horizon—even if that horizon may still …