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Tag Archives: Maryland covid-19 response

USM schools distributing vaccines; mandatory inoculations still up in the air

The team that provided COVID-19 vaccinations at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore earlier this month. (Submitted Photo)

Some University System of Maryland schools have begun distributing COVID-19 vaccines through their health centers, while others are planning to follow, system Chancellor Jay Perman announced at a Board of Regents meeting Friday. Most health centers will distribute COVID-19 vaccines directly to the students living on campus this semester ...

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Health professionals renew call for K-12 reopening in Md.

One data aggregator reports that Maryland is offering the fourth-least in-class instruction among all the states. (Despositphotos)

Advocates are once again renewing their efforts to get Maryland public schools to open back up for in-person classes, with over 500 health care professionals signing a letter to encouraging Gov. Larry Hogan and Jinlene Chan, Maryland’s acting health deputy for public health services, to expedite reopenings. “We ...

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Dozens of Md. biohealth companies responding to the pandemic

A vial of the Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine is seen ready for use in the trial at St. George's University hospital in London in October. The little-known Gaithersburg company is nearing completion of its trials for the vaccine. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

When Novavax Inc. received $1.6 billion last year from the federal government to speed up testing and production of a coronavirus vaccine, some observers were incredulous. The small biotechnology firm, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was largely unknown and had never ...

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