ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan announced that, according to official CDC data, the State of Maryland has achieved the milestone of vaccinating 80% of adults with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“After vaccinating 70 percent of Maryland adults by Memorial Day—months ahead of the goal set by President Biden—we have achieved another major milestone by vaccinating 80 percent of all adults by Labor Day,” Governor Hogan said. “As one of the most vaccinated states, our health metrics are among the lowest in America, and we are much better prepared to withstand the significant summer surge of the Delta variant, which many other states with lower vaccination rates are now experiencing. The vaccines are very safe, they are very effective, they are completely free, and they are widely available nearly everywhere.”
At a press conference earlier this week, Governor Hogan called on the federal government to take a number of steps to protect Americans and expand the vaccination campaign:
Make Booster Shots Available Immediately For Seniors And Vulnerable Populations. Following this morning’s announcement by federal health officials that boosters will not be made more widely available until late September, Governor Hogan called on the federal government to make booster shots available immediately for seniors and other vulnerable populations.