HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that 84.2 percent of eligible residents in the county have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, leading the state in vaccinations.
Ball took to Twitter on Sunday, praising the county’s efforts. “We will continue our work to reach out to those who have not yet received a vaccine, but we need you to do the same!” he said in a tweet.READ MORE: DeAllen Price of District Heights Indicted For Allegedly Killing Transgender Woman, Tavahn Ashton
“The percentage of variants is increasing. If you haven’t already received your shot – now’s the time. Variants are more transmissible making it even more important to get vaccinated to protect ourselves and our loved ones who are not eligible,” Ball added.
Additionally, 79.1 percent of Howard County’s eligible residents are fully vaccinated.READ MORE: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate
The percentage of variants is increasing. If you haven't already received your shot – now's the time. Variants are more transmissible making it even more important to get vaccinated to protect ourselves and our loved ones who are not eligible.
— Calvin Ball (@HoCoGovExec) July 18, 2021MORE NEWS: Maryland State Board Of Education Focuses On Safe Reopening Amid Parent, Teacher Concerns