BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland has launched more than 1 million booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.
As of Wednesday morning, the state had administered a total of 9,395,285 doses of the vaccine, 1,004,758 of which are booster shots, according to the latest data provided by the Maryland Department of Health.
“Maryland has now given more than 1 million COVID-19 booster shots – another major milestone as we continue to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country,” said Hogan.
This number represents a significant achievement in the state’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Maryland has now administered more than 1 million COVID-19 booster shots — another milestone as we continue one of the most successful immunization campaigns in the country.
– Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) December 1, 2021
The governor is expected to provide an update at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the state’s progress on COVID-19 and how it’s preparing for the Omicron variant.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 99.9% of seniors and 88.9% of adults in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state has also vaccinated 117,644 children aged 5 to 11, or more than a fifth of all children in that age group.
Maryland is urging all adults to get booster shots, saying the state has plenty of supplies to meet demand.
You can find a vaccine clinic in your neighborhood by visit your state’s immunization website.
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