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Health Officials Urgent Vaccination & Boosters as COVID-19 Rates Rise, Omicron to Maryland – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in Maryland, families are rolling up their sleeves to make sure they’re protected.

Alison Sullivan said: “It feels really great to have our whole family vaccinated.

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“It was really like being pricked by a needle,” said her daughter, fifth grader Maeve Sullivan. “It’s very easy and fast and I would recommend it.”

More than 89% of adults in Maryland have at least one dose of the vaccine, and the state average gets about 27,000 shots per day, including boosters.

A recent study found that the booster shots significantly boosted the body’s immune response against covid, which could be crucial for today’s Omicron variant. certified in Maryland.

Dr Jana Lovell of Johns Hopkins Hospital said: ‘Most people who come to the hospital are still asking for energy pills, which is a good thing.

Doctors say right now it’s a race between a vaccine and a variant. And they say more people are needed to line up to take pictures to help stop the spread.

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Dr Cameron Webb with the White House COVID-19 response team said: “Vaccination remains our most powerful tool in the fight against this pandemic.

The doctor also recommends getting checked out, wearing a mask and social distancing, especially before the holiday.

“I feel safer and we still wear masks,” parent John Sullivan said.

“For us, I feel like that extra protection, god don’t let any of us get sick, I feel like vaccination will get us through it and in the end we won’t have to die. to the hospital,” said Alison Sullivan

A recent study found that the booster shots significantly boosted the body’s immune response against covid… This could be crucial for omicrons.

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The state department of health says Delta remains the dominant variant and represents more than 99% of the bacterial strains circulating in Maryland and nationally.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/03/health-officials-urge-vaccination-boosters-as-covid-19-rate-rises-omicron-arrives-in-maryland/ Health Officials Urgent Vaccination & Boosters as COVID-19 Rates Rise, Omicron to Maryland – CBS Baltimore

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