Maryland hits milestone of 8 million COVID-19 vaccines administered


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that Maryland has administered more than 8 million COVID-19 vaccines.

To date, the State of Maryland has reported a total of 8,007,738 vaccinations, including 119,899 booster doses. Governor Hogan says 96.5% of Marylanders age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, 84.1% of adults in Maryland have received at least one dose, while 83.1% of eligible Marylanders (age 12 and older) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement, Governor Hogan said, “Thanks to the millions of people who have rolled up their sleeves, Maryland continues to be one of the most vaccinated states in America. We have achieved these numbers with strong public health outreach, innovative lottery and scholarship promotions, and a relentless focus on equity.”

State health officials have spent the last several months building the infrastructure for a statewide operation for administering booster shots, and the state became one of the first in the country to authorize boosters for seniors and high-risk individuals. In addition, the state has launched outreach efforts to Marylanders who are currently eligible to receive booster shots. The statewide call center has begun directly contacting all eligible individuals and has scheduled more than 58,000 appointments for booster shots.

Information on booster shots and where to find them can be found here.

Categories: Coronavirus, Local News, Maryland