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Maryland reports biggest drop in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Johnson & Johnson vaccine reintroduced

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 metrics are among the best in the country. Maryland saw a 43% drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past week—the biggest drop in the country.  According to the Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Maryland also has the lowest transmission rate in the country, and is the only state …


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MDH, Baltimore County to pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over safety concerns

UPDATE: Baltimore County has issued a statement indicating that the Department of Health will discontinue use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the statement below about recent reports of adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) …


Governor Hogan announces opening of three more Maryland COVID-19 vaccination sites in March [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the state will open three additional mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and effective …

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 …

Governor Hogan: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arriving next week, face coverings required in school settings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site in Southern Maryland, in addition to expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, an executive order requiring face coverings in schools, the arrival of single-dose vaccines next week, and a warning regarding vaccine fraud in Maryland. “Following both the federal and state vaccination plans, we continue to …

Nearly 40 Maryland companies, universities working on COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday commended the nearly 40 Maryland life sciences companies that are working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and providing clinical research and technological support to ensure safe and effective health care delivery. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have also dedicated millions of dollars toward research, …