Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

September 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Health Leaders Say Vaccinations for Kids 5-11 Could Happen by November

Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officials are preparing for COVID-19 vaccine pediatric expansion eligibility for children under 12, and they have strategies in place. Federal health officials say shots could be authorized for kids ages 5-11 by November, as they review safety data from Pfizer. In Montgomery County, this age group […]

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August 31, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles: ‘It’s Been A Privilege And An Honor’

Since 2017, Dr. Travis Gayles has served as Montgomery County’s Health Officer. He will be leaving his position on Sept. 12 after accepting a new job with Hazel Health, a San Francisco, California-based telehealth company. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders have praised Dr. Gayles for his guidance in keeping residents safe. MyMCM spoke with Dr. Gayles about […]

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August 26, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Summer of Peace Event: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Street Outreach Network will host the 2021 Summer of Peace event today at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Working to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

County leaders are working to make sure all communities have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Local and national data shows that communities of color are among those who are at a higher risk during the pandemic. Data also shows that there’s been continuous progress in Montgomery County towards increasing access to lifesaving resources in […]

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April 7, 2021 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates National Public Health Week

Montgomery County is recognizing and honoring local health care heroes during National Public Health Week (NPHW). From April 5 – 11, the county is commemorating NPHW with a series of social media posts based on this year’s theme, Building Bridges to Better Health. The County Council presented a proclamation recognizing NPHW on Tuesday. Vice Pres. […]

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April 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Various Partnerships Led to County Mass Vaccination Site

The new mass vaccination site at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus is operating thanks to a joint effort, according to county officials. “This is a partnership with many county public and private partners, as well as with the state,” said Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services Emergency Planner Sean O’Donnell. MyMCM spoke with O’Donnell […]

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March 24, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

County Offers up to $10,000 in Grants for Nonprofits

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently taking applications for the Community Services Grants Program. The program offers up to $10,000 in support of health and human service projects. The program will offer one-time grants to nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County serving residents in the community. In addition to the […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Some County Residents

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services had to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday due to winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Dr. Raymond Crowel, the director of Montgomery County DHHS, explains what process is in place for rescheduling appointments for those who had their appointment canceled. Anyone with questions about the coronavirus vaccine […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Health, Human Services Receives Moderna Vaccine

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, on Wednesday morning. According to a county news release, this first shipment of vaccines is reserved for county health staffers who are engaged in managing the coronavirus response—including Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. 📢 […]

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December 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving at Montgomery County Hospitals This Week

Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist Health Care White Oak Medical Center are expected to receive 975 doses each of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine this week. Those first doses will be given to frontline healthcare workers with the greatest risk of exposure to the virus, according to Allisson Sambataro, public relations and marketing […]

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