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Gov. Hogan, First Lady receive COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 07:51:38-05

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford received their COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday as part of a public event to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

Hogan and Rutherford were joined by First Lady Yumi Hogan, Second Lady Monica Rutherford, and Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan.

“Getting vaccinated is the only way to keep you, your family, your friends, and your community healthy and safe, and it is absolutely critical to preventing more illnesses, more hospitalizations, and more deaths,” said Hogan. “It’s the only way to end the damage to our economy and to bring this pandemic to an end.”

The vaccines administered were the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

As of Monday morning, Maryland providers have administered 255,110 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Also as of Monday, Maryland is in Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination protocols, which includes all residents age 75 and older, assisted living, independent living and other congregate facilities, education staff, including K-12 teachers, support staff and childcare providers, as well as vaccinations necessary to ensure the continuity of government operations.

Visit covidvax.maryland.gov to find a local vaccination provider. State health officials urge patience as the supply of vaccines available from the federal government remains very limited.