VACCINE MILESTONE: Maryland Administers Over 7.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccines
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has officially surpassed the major milestone of administering more than 7.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations.
To date, Maryland has reported 7,502,652 vaccinations.
- 80.6% of Marylanders 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- 94.5% of Marylanders 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The vaccines are without a doubt our single most effective tool to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and the surging Delta variant, and Maryland’s vaccination rate continues to outpace the nation,” said Governor Hogan. “Equally as important as getting a vaccine yourself is helping someone you know to get a vaccine. The vaccines are very safe, they are very effective, they are completely free, and they are widely available nearly everywhere.”
The state continues to focus on making vaccines accessible to Marylanders through the No Arm Left Behind initiative and the GoVAX Mobile Summer Tour, which has announced the following events through Labor Day:
- Sandy Point State Park: Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at Sandy Point State Park on the main plaza leading to the beach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through (and including) Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
- The Maryland State Fair: Through Sept. 6, the Baltimore County Department of Health is providing vaccinations to fair visitors at 2200 York Road in Lutherville-Timonium. The vaccination clinic is located in the Exhibition Hall and will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day.
- Maryland Renaissance Festival: Beginning Aug. 28, a clinic will be located outside the main gate at 1821 Crownsville Road in Annapolis on Saturdays and Sundays (and Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Governor Hogan also sent a letter to President Biden this week outlining several critical actions the federal government should take to combat COVID-19 and save lives, including:
- Making booster shots available immediately for seniors and vulnerable populations
- Immediately addressing boosters for Americans who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
- Advancing full FDA approval of all vaccines
- Expediting approval of vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds
In addition, after completing a successful $2 million vaccine lottery, the state launched a $1 million VaxU Promotion to provide $50,000 scholarships to 12- to 17-year-olds who get vaccinated. The final drawing will be held on Labor Day, when four Maryland students will win a $50,000 college scholarship.