Last Updated 10:00 a.m. EST, 4/15/2021

Overview

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More mass vaccination sites continue to open across Maryland. That will mean the state will have a total of 12 sites by the end of April.

All Marylanders ages 16 and up are eligible for the vaccine. Also multiple walk-up lines have opened at state mass vaccination sites.

According to a poll, 64% of Marylanders say they will get vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, that number is still too low for herd immunity.

Vaccines

The FDA took over production of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was being manufactured in Baltimore at Emergent BioSolutions. But on April 14, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in administering the J&J vaccine as there were reports of clotting in six women between the ages of 18 to 48. One woman died as a result.

Gov. Larry Hogan was hoping that the vaccine rollout will be complete by July 4. However, with the J&J pause, he says its cut the vaccination doses available in the state.

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Here’s a guide to where to get vaccinated around the state.

Healthcare Status

Hospitalizations continue to creep up across the state. The state has had more than 430,000 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic.

More than 1.4 million Marylanders are fully vaccinated.

Schools

Several schools reopened and offered some in-person and/or hybrid learning models as of March 1. More and more students have since returned to classrooms.

How To Help

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