ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, according to official CDC data, the State of Maryland has achieved the milestone of vaccinating more than 85% of adults with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is outpacing the national rate of 78.9% of adults with at least one dose.
“Thanks to the millions of Marylanders who have rolled up their sleeves over the past 10 months, Maryland is one of the most vaccinated states in America,” said Governor Hogan. “We have achieved these numbers with strong public health outreach, innovative lottery and scholarship promotions, and a relentless focus on equity.”
State health officials continue to finalize plans for the approval of booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as the authorization of vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds.
To find a vaccine clinic, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or visit 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).
Today’s milestone comes as the state’s COVID-19 health metrics continue to decline across the board:
- Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate (3.50%) has declined by 31.5% since Aug. 22.
- Maryland’s COVID-19 case rate per 100K (14.7) has declined by 29.1% since Sept. 15.
- Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations (685) have declined by 18.9% since Sept. 9, and are down 64.9% from their peak.
- Official data is available at coronavirus.maryland.gov.