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Governor Hogan highlights National Immunization Awareness Month with state proclamation, encourages Marylanders to get vaccinated

Baltimore, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued a state proclamation highlighting National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) in August, continuing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines and getting vaccinated annually for the flu. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stress the importance …


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MDH awarded $250,000 Pfizer Foundation grant to address decreases in childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Pfizer Foundation to address a steep decline in childhood vaccination rates statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will be used for communications, outreach and vaccination clinics in areas showing the most significant declines. Childhood vaccinations across Maryland have fallen since the onset of COVID-19, …