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Baltimore County now offering direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

TOWSON, MD—In the latest effort to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that residents can now directly schedule their appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at all County sites. “As we continue to make amazing progress in vaccinating our neighbors, we’re ready to move into the next phase in our fight against COVID-19. By …


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Olszewski announces expansion of Baltimore County’s behavioral health crisis emergency services

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced plans to expand Baltimore County’s emergency crisis response programs to provide additional interventions to support residents experiencing behavioral health crises. “This pandemic has challenged all us in unimaginable ways and government must do all we can to provide thoughtful, informed, and compassionate service to our residents in need,” Olszewski said. “This expansion …


Baltimore County officials hold COVID-19 memorial event

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday held a memorial service to honor those county residents who died with COVID-19 over the past year. Olszewski was joined by Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, County Council Chairman Julian Jones, and local faith leaders. The memorial event commemorated the recent anniversary of Baltimore County’s first COVID-19 death and to honor …

Baltimore County launches ‘Healing Starts Here’ COVID-19 vaccine education campaign

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced the “Healing Starts Here” campaign to educate residents about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how they can register to receive it. The campaign aims to increase public confidence among residents currently underrepresented on the County’s vaccine registry by enlisting the support of trusted voices — including athletes, …

Baltimore County releases COVID-19 vaccine registration form

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As Maryland prepares to move into Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when there are available appointments. “We will vaccinate as many of our residents as possible and we will do …

Baltimore County Department of Health launches healthcare provider directory

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health is inviting healthcare providers to register their practice in the County’s newly-launched Provider Registry. Joining this registry will make it easier for the Department to get information to providers in the county as needed. “Becoming a part of this registry is certainly a benefit for our providers, and ultimately benefits their patients and …

Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. “As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from …

Baltimore County launches ‘Be Safe to Stay Safe’ public health, education initiative [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the “Be Safe to Stay Safe” campaign, a public health and education initiative aimed at encouraging residents to properly wear masks and follow other key hygiene practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The campaign, which features Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman and five-time Pro Bowl player Calais Campbell, …