ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland has now administered a million COVID—19 vaccination doses, however provide points stay.
As of Friday, solely 5% of individuals in Baltimore Metropolis and 6.8% of individuals in Baltimore County have been absolutely vaccinated.
Maryland has achieved a significant milestone with greater than 1 MILLION doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered. I wish to thank all of the vaccinators working across the clock to get photographs into arms, and ask Marylanders for his or her continued persistence throughout this historic endeavor. pic.twitter.com/MYf5SqPb4D
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) February 19, 2021
Subsequent week, a mass vaccination website is ready to open at Baltimore’s M&T Financial institution Stadium.
The Baltimore Conference Middle mass vaccination website was again open Friday after being closed due to icy climate Thursday.
UPDATE: “The Baltimore Conference Middle Area Hospital might be open on Feb 19 for each vaccination and testing. Sufferers unable to attend beforehand scheduled appointments on Feb 19 can name 410-649-6200 to reschedule.” @wjz
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) February 19, 2021
WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren spoke to 1 man who bought the Pfizer vaccine there Friday.
“My recommendation is get it. Higher to have it than not have it and get sick and be within the hospital—and undergo all of the horrible signs all people else is getting. It’s devastating what has occurred to them,“ he stated.
A brand new examine has proven the Pfizer vaccine to be 85 p.c efficient with only one shot. You can read more about that study here.
“I do assume we ought to be emphasizing a single dose into extra folks given the efficacy that we’re seeing. We don’t but have CDC pointers on that,” stated Dr. William Moss, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Faculty of Public Well being, throughout a discussion board with reporters.
Along with the excellent news in regards to the Pfizer vaccine, the specialists at Johns Hopkins are hopeful in regards to the FDA’s assembly subsequent week to approve the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which is being made here in Baltimore.
“There might be a listening to on February twenty sixth and so we anticipate that there might be an emergency use authorization in per week or two following that—in order that’s going to convey further provides of vaccine in the USA,“ Dr. Moss stated.
Additionally Friday, new restrictions on gatherings had been in impact on the College of Maryland Faculty Park. They’re now restricted to not more than 5 folks. The college can be ramping up testing after 37 new instances on campus.
And WJZ was at Baltimore’s Harlem Gardens Senior Residing Middle Friday morning the place 40 folks had been vaccinated.
A singular LifeBridge Well being cell program referred to as “Care Occurs Right here” introduced the vaccine straight to them. LifeBridge has partnered with Baltimore Metropolis for cell vaccination efforts.
86-year-old Ernestine Whitfield instructed WJZ after getting the vaccine, “It makes me really feel good!” Dora Bates stated the vaccination program was a “godsend“ and he or she was “blessed” they had been capable of come to her constructing.
Maryland can be closing in on 7,500 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
The statewide positivity fee is now 4.12%
— Maryland Division of Well being (@MDHealthDept) February 19, 2021
One of the state’s first victims was Leilani Jordan. For her mom and so many others who’ve misplaced family members, the ache stays recent.
“I stored asking for yet another day simply to the touch her. Yet one more day. No mom, no guardian ought to should stroll behind their baby going to the morgue,” her mom Zenobia Shepherd stated in a brand new interview.