November 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

South Lake Parents Want Answers After Diluted COVID-19 Vaccinations

Last week, 98 South Lake Elementary School students received COVID-19 vaccines that were diluted “more than recommended” at an on-site clinic, Montgomery County said in a release Monday evening. South Lake Parent and Action in Montgomery (AIM) Member Adama Moussa Harouna said she felt confused and disappointed. Her two children, five and ten years old, were […]

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November 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

98 Estudiantes de Escuelas Primarias Recibieron la Vacuna COVID-19 Diluida

98 estudiantes de la escuela primaria South Lake recibieron una cantidad incorrecta de la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer en una clínica móvil, el miércoles pasado, según un comunicado del condado de Montgomery. “Los niños afectados recibieron dosis de la vacuna Pfizer que se diluyó más de lo recomendado”, según el comunicado. Los padres y/o tutores […]

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November 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

98 Elementary School Students Received Diluted COVID-19 Vaccine

98 South Lake Elementary School students were given an incorrect amount of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at an on-site clinic last Wednesday, according to a release from Montgomery County. “The affected children received doses of the Pfizer vaccine that were diluted more than recommended,” per the release. Parents/guardians of those students were being notified by phone […]

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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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November 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

FDA Aprueba Vacuna Pfizer para Menores de 5 a 11 Años y el Condado Afirma Estar Preparado

Los funcionarios del condado  de Montgomery han dicho que, según las estimaciones del censo de EE. UU., alrededor de 95,000 a 105,000 residentes en todo el condado tienen entre 5 y 11 años de edad y serían elegibles de recibir la vacuna de Pfizer, recientemente aprobada por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los […]

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October 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado se Prepara para una Mayor Demanda de Vacunas para Jóvenes, Menores y de Refuerzo

El condado de Montgomery trasladó algunos sitios de vacunación COVID-19, ya que los funcionarios esperan una mayor demanda de vacunas de refuerzo y en espera de la aprobación federal para que los menores de 12 años puedan ser elegibles en recibir la vacuna. Un comité asesor de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) se […]

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October 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Prepping for Increased Demand for COVID-19 Booster Shots 

Montgomery County moved some COVID-19 vaccination sites as officials expect increased demand for booster shots pending federal approval. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee will meet on Thursday and Friday to discuss Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots, per a release from the FDA. Sean O’Donnell, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager […]

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October 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Riemer Calls Unions’ Charges ‘Outrageous and Frivolous’

County councilmember Hans Riemer called recent charges by three local unions that he had not disclosed his wife’s employment at Pfizer “ludicrous” and said that her income from that company will not change whether or not Montgomery County mandates its employees be vaccinated. The presidents of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1664, […]

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October 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unions Demand Riemer Disclose Income Connected to Wife’s Pfizer Employment

Following councilmember Hans Riemer’s backing for mandatory vaccinations of county employees, three local unions have demanded he “disclose the full extent of his financial connection to Pfizer Inc. through stock ownership and family employment – which he fails to mention while promoting vaccine-related legislation.” The presidents of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF Local […]

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October 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Clarifies Booster Shot Eligibility in Response to ‘Confusing’ Federal Guidance

Gov. Larry Hogan clarified COVID-19 booster shot eligibility in Maryland as he said the federal government has been offering confusing guidance. “There has been limited, confusing and contradictory guidance from the federal government,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. In spite of that, he said, state officials have spent months building infrastructure for a […]

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