BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan received their second COVID-19 vaccine booster shots today.
Hogan and his wife documented their vaccinations to encourage eligible Marylanders to get the second booster shot “for maximum protection” against the coronavirus, according to state government staff.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Rain Showers Continue But Expect A Sunny Weekend
The booster shots were administered by vaccinators from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), staff said.
“If you are now eligible for a second booster, we encourage you to go out and get one at your local pharmacy or any of our hundreds of providers across the state,” Hogan said. “A big part of learning to live with the virus is using common sense and taking the right precautions in our daily lives.”READ MORE: Traffic Advisory For US 50 East Before Bay Bridge
The second round of booster shots are available to Marylanders who are ages 50 and older at least four months after their first booster shot. Additionally, anyone who is 12 years old and olders who is moderately or severely immunocompromised can receive the shot, staff said.
People who have not received their first booster shot can do so if they have completed their COVID-19 primary series, staff said. The first booster shot is available to all Marylanders 12 years old and older.
Maryland recently expanded its services at the State Center Vaccination and Testing Site in Baltimore to include free on-site consultations and COVID-19 treatment options.MORE NEWS: Video Shows Squeegee Worker Assaulting A Driver At Busy Baltimore Intersection
This initiative expands on the federal Test to Treat model, which is being adopted by pharmacies and urgent care centers throughout Maryland, according to state government staff.
Today, the First Lady and I received our second COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. If you are now eligible for a second booster, we encourage you to get one at your local pharmacy or any of the hundreds of providers across the state.
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— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 13, 2022