Pfizer Vaccine

November 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Ready to Vaccinate 515,000 Children, Ages 5 to 11

After the CDC announced its final approval granting emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Marylanders can start making appointments for children. Hogan said during a press conference Wednesday that the state has placed an initial order of 180,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from […]

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October 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Ethics Commission: Councilmember Riemer Can Vote on Vaccine Mandates

Councilmember Hans Riemer does not have a conflict of interest and can continue to push for all county employees to be vaccinated even though his wife works for Pfizer, which makes one of the vaccines, the Montgomery County Ethics Commission ruled Oct. 18. The commission noted that the county’s vaccine policy has no impact on […]

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August 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Holding COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Wednesday at Kennedy High School

Montgomery County is hosting a free vaccination clinic for public school students on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at John F. Kennedy High School. The clinic, which is open to students 12 years and older, will offer the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments are available online at  Students must fill out all required […]

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July 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

BioNTech Expands Cell Therapy Operations into Montgomery County

BioNTech, the German-based company responsible for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, will expand its operations to Montgomery County and acquire a Gaithersburg manufacturing facility and cell therapy R&D platform from Kite, a unit of Gilead Sciences. This expansion will support the development of BioNTech’s expanding pipeline of novel cell therapies. The company recently rose to international […]

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May 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Encouraging Youth Ages 12-15 to Get Vaccinated

Montgomery County health officials encourage youth to get vaccinated now that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for the 12-15-year-old age group. According to the county’s Vaccination Distribution Dashboard, more than 20,000 kids have gotten their first dose so far– including 15-year-old Anthony Luna-Lopez of Silver Spring. Lopez shares his experience of getting the vaccine […]

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May 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Walk-Up Vaccine Appointments Available Monday at Montgomery College Germantown

Montgomery College – Germantown Campus has walk-up appointments available on Monday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine for residents ages 18 and older. Ride On is offering a free “Vaccination Shuttle” to offer transportation to the vaccination site. The shuttle travels between the Shady Grove Metro Station and the […]

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April 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich on J&J Vaccine Pause: ‘Pfizer is Helping Make Up For The Loss of Doses’

County leaders say Pfizer vaccine doses will help make up for the loss of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, Montgomery County paused the use of the J&J vaccine after six nationwide recipients developed rare […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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March 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Recibe el Primer Envío de Vacunas de Johnson & Johnson

El gobierno del condado de Montgomery anunció en Twitter que el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos recibió su primer envío de 1,600 dosis de las vacunas COVID-19 de Johnson & Johnson / Janssen. A diferencia de las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna, solo se necesita una dosis de la vacuna Johnson & Johnson para combatir […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County DHHS Receives First Shipment of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

Montgomery County Government announced on Twitter that the Department of Health and Human Services has received its first shipment of 1,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, only one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is necessary to fight the coronavirus. 🆕 @MoCoDHHS has received its […]

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