ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County officials said Monday that 95% of residents age 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88.5% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.
“Our message has been clear: to Stay COVID Safe, get vaccinated,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “This milestone is not by accident; our team of community partners and organizations are having the important conversations with our residents and emphasizing how critical getting vaccinated is to protect yourself and loved ones.”READ MORE: ALERT DAY: Extreme Heat & Humidity Creating Potentially Dangerous Conditions
With winter and more indoor gatherings approaching, Ball said county officials will keep working to administer more doses.READ MORE: Suspect In Reisterstown Road Shooting Arrested
“We are determined to reach every eligible resident and encourage vaccination as other COVID-19 variants continue to be a concern,” Ball said.
According to CDC data, Howard County has reported 163 cases over the last seven days, a rate 50.05 cases per 100,000 residents.MORE NEWS: Orioles Call Up Top Prospect Adley Rutschman
Since the start of the pandemic, Howard County has had 22,953 total cases and 267 residents have died, according to the county’s COVID-19 website.