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COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 16, 2021

CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna vaccines over J&J shot

Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot that can cause rare but serious blood clots, U.S. health advisers recommended Thursday. The strange clotting problem has caused nine confirmed deaths after J&J vaccinations — while the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines don’t come with that risk and […]

Dec 8, 2021

Baltimore offering $1,000 to city employees who get vaccine

BALTIMORE — Baltimore will offer $1,000 to municipal employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, city officials say. The one-time payment will be given to workers who have already received their shots or will become fully vaccinated by Jan. 14, Mayor Brandon Scott and City Administrator Christopher Shorter said in a news release Tuesday. “This […]

Nov 19, 2021

Hogan expands eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots

All Maryland adults who are fully vaccinated are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot.

Sep 9, 2021

CCI hopes to expand operations in poorly served communities

CCI Health and Wellness Services aims to create a more equitable medical experience for communities facing social, economic and cultural barriers.

Aug 11, 2021

Maryland teachers leader offers to work with state on vaccination rules

The head of Maryland's largest teacher's union said it is prepared to work with officials to develop requirements for coronavirus vaccinations or testing.

Jun 21, 2021

A ‘petnup’ might be good idea for spouses with furry friends

Welcome to Monday, the 57th anniversary of the slayings of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Married couples who own dogs or cats should perhaps sign a “petnup” just in case. — High school student can pursue lawsuit […]

Apr 5, 2021

Hogan opens up COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone

ANNAPOLIS — All Marylanders who want a coronavirus vaccine are now eligible for a vaccination. The announcement Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan comes less than a week after he hinted at the possibility. The decision makes all Marylanders eligible in advance of President Joe Biden’s order for states to fully open up vaccinations by May […]

Apr 1, 2021

Hogan: Anyone 16 and older can preregister for vaccine

ANNAPOLIS — Marylanders 16 and older can immediately preregister for a vaccination, a change that Gov. Larry Hogan said could eventually lead to a more rapid expansion of eligibility. Hogan’s announcement comes as the state begins to look for ways to use up additional doses of three vaccines sent by the federal government and a […]

Apr 1, 2021

Emergent BioSolutions, producer of J&J vaccine, had history of violations

The Maryland company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard 15 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for quality control problems. Emergent BioSolutions, a little-known Gaithersburg company vital to the vaccine supply chain, was a key to Johnson & Johnson’s […]

Apr 1, 2021

Another divide when it comes to vaccine attitudes

Much has been written, understandably so, about the fault lines in U.S. society between those willing and often eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine and those disinclined to do so. The divides fall across racial lines. Black Americans, suspicious of the medical establishment for well-documented historical reasons, initially were skeptical, an attitude that seems to […]

Mar 4, 2021

Hogan, Scott trade barbs over vaccination program

ANNAPOLIS —  Mayor Brandon Scott Thursday blasted Gov. Larry Hogan for what he called misinformation and a “Jedi mind trick” aimed at distracting focus from efforts to provide more equitable access to coronavirus vaccines in underserved minority communities. The comments from the mayor in a hastily thrown together statement broadcast live on social media followed […]

Mar 1, 2021

Convention center to expand equitable vaccine distribution efforts

Officials at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital vaccination site are expanding community outreach measures in hopes of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable populations in the city. The BCCFH, which is a public-private partnership of the Maryland Department of Health, University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, plans to use […]

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