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, …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

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 …

Select BCPS high schools to offer COVID-19 vaccines beginning Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools and the Baltimore County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for BCPS high school students aged 16 and above, their family members, and interested school staff. Vaccines will be offered as early as Monday, May 10, at high schools with school-based wellness centers, and as early as Wednesday, May 19, at other selected …

Governor Hogan announces walk-ups now available at all Maryland mass COVID-19 vaccination sites

BALTIMORE, MD—At Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Public Works, Governor Larry Hogan announced that, as part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” initiative, eligible Marylanders can now get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the state’s 13 mass vaccination sites. As of Wednesday, Maryland has reported 4,996,199 total vaccinations. According to official CDC data, 62.5% of Marylanders …

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 …

Golden Ring Middle School nurse featured in Maryland webinar on successful teleworking [VIDEO]

ROSEDALE, MD – A new Maryland Health Care Commission webinar features two Baltimore County Public Schools school nurses. The hourlong webinar, “Leveraging Technology to Meet Student Needs During COVID-19 and Beyond,” provides tips and resources for school nurses to support working with students and their families in a virtual environment. The presenters are Kristy Gorman, president of the Maryland Association …