Over 850,000 booster injections administered, booster eligibility extended to all adults
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced another round of COVID-19 vaccine milestones for Maryland, such as official CDC data shows that more than 88% of adults and 99.9% of seniors in the state have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Getting nearly all of our seniors vaccinated is a big milestone for Maryland, but we continue to focus on leaving no arm behind us, including the 11.8% of unvaccinated adults,” he said. Governor Hogan said. “With recalls open to all adults and school clinics operating statewide, we continue to have the supply and the ability to deliver vaccines to anyone who needs them. “
Eligibility for the Booster is open to all adults. On Friday, the governor announced that the state had expanded eligibility for booster shots to include all adults. To date, the state reports 861,032 booster injections administered. Almost half of the state’s eligible seniors received a booster injection.
Additionally, state health officials continue to strongly recommend that the following people receive a booster shot as soon as possible:
- Individuals aged 65 and over
- People who live in long-term care facilities, those with underlying health conditions, and those who work or live in high-risk facilities or in communities with high transmission rates
Find a vaccination clinic. To find a clinic, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call the state’s multilingual call center, available seven days a week, at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).
Request a vaccination clinic. Businesses, schools, organizations, or community groups can request a GoVAX mobile clinic for their organization at Governor.maryland.gov/govaxmobile or call 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).
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