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vaccine distribution

  • Maryland officials said they expect to get at least 181,000 doses for children ages 5 to 11 over the coming weeks.
  • Maryland HBCUs lag on vaccine compliance. Baltimore waits on booster shots. And ground is broken on a new affordable housing project.
  • The state’s health department orders booster shots to be available immediately for Marylanders 65+ in congregate care facilities. And a scathing report on Baltimore County Public Schools recommends nearly 200 changes to the system.
  • A statewide Covid-19 vaccine mandate is in effect for hospital and nursing home workers. Baltimore will start giving out vaccine booster shots to the general public next month. Baltimore County finalizes plans for a safe return to classrooms. And Maryland’s Health Secretary says the state will not impose mask mandates in schools.
  • Baltimore’s mayor says he’s ready to reimpose mask mandates if health experts recommend it. And Maryland’s Health Department teams up with hair salons and barbershops to improve the state’s vaccination rate.
  • Baltimore’s vaccination rate lags, but health officials aim to inoculate more residents. Baltimore’s County Executive walks back a proposal to rein in his Inspector General. And Maryland’s pandemic-related unemployment benefits will continue until July 13.
  • Grants are available to assist in vaccine outreach in Maryland. And The Women's Housing Coalition is a vaccination success story.
  • Baltimore ramps up mobile vaccination sites. And a conversation about Black mental health.
  • The governor unveils a cash contest to incentivize vaccines. Police announce an arrest in the killing of Dante Barksdale. And Baltimore County County passes a $4-billion budget.
  • The U.S. changes course on its opposition to lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines. A federal judge rules the CDC’s moratorium on evictions overstepped legal bounds, so what does this mean for Maryland renters? The state shores up efforts to get nursing home patients and staff vaccinated. And a hate crime murder in Towson will be remembered at the scene of the crime, more than a century-and-a-half later.