At a press conference earlier today, Governor Hogan announced new actions to administer booster shots for seniors in congregate care facilities and immunocompromised Marylanders. With the federal government’s guidance on booster shots continuing to be “confusing and contradictory,” Governor Hogan is arguing “all of the evidence makes it abundantly clear that we cannot afford to delay taking decisive action to protect our most vulnerable citizens.”
Governor Hogan is also continuing to call on the Biden administration to address boosters for those who received the J&J vaccine, advance full FDA approval of Moderna and J&J vaccines, and expedite approval of vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds.
Yesterday, Maryland achieved the major milestone of having vaccinated 95% of Marylanders 65 and over, while over 80% of eligible Marylanders have received at least one dose. As a result of this statewide vaccination success, Maryland’s statewide positivity rate is the 6th lowest in America and its case rate is the second lowest in the country.