ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — More than 90 percent of the 9,300 Howard County Public School teachers requesting to be vaccinated have already received their first dose or have an appointment.
The development was announced Thursday by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Superintendent Michael Martirano and Board of Education Chair Chao Wu.
This week the school system is expected to receive 300 more doses provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine, which could bring the vaccination rate up to about 95 percent.
The County says they continue to work at scheduling appointments for school bus drivers and temporary support workers.
A survey reportedly went out this week to gauge the number of staff who haven't been vaccinated, with the idea of contacting them directly when a spot opens.
County School employees wanting a vaccine should contact their supervisor and check their email regularly.
On March 5, the Maryland State Department of Education released a breakdown of where other school systems are in the vaccination process.
It's important to note the state's numbers don't necessarily account for those teachers who have gotten vaccinated from their personal medical care provider or from one of many local and state clinics set up around the state.
The numbers are also likely to have risen since the time these numbers have been released, as in Howard County's case.
|County School System||Total Number of Staff: (Teachers/Administrators/Support Staff)||Total Number of Staff Who Want a Vaccine||Percent of Staff Who Requested a Vaccine & Received a Vaccine|
|*Allegany County Public Schools||1,500||950(+)||100%|
|Anne Arundel County Public Schools||14,693||7,227||88%|
|*Baltimore City Public Schools||11,000||5,500||45%|
|Baltimore County County Public Schools||16,208||11,041||27%|
|Calvert County Public Schools||2,100||1,650||91%|
|Caroline County Public Schools||1,050||735||100%|
|Carroll County Public Schools||4,298||3,129||66%|
|Cecil County Public Schools||2,264||1,684||99%|
|Charles County Public Schools||3,876||2,800||104%|
|Dorchester County Public Schools||735||570||95%|
|*Frederick County Public Schools||6,841||5,130||20%|
|Garrett County Public Schools||550||409||100%|
|Harford County Public Schools||5,143||4,200||72%|
|Howard County Public Schools||9,800||9,310||71%|
|Kent County Public Schools||326||246||100%|
|*Montgomery County Public Schools||24,989||18,742||52%|
|*Prince George's County Public Schools||19,082||8,587||91%|
|Queen Anne's County Public Schools||1,100||636||73%|
|St. Mary's County Public Schools||2,200||1,750||100%|
|Somerset County Public Schools||613||398||90%|
|Talbot County Public Schools||745||535||72% (requested) / 100% (received)|
|Washington County Public Schools||3,550||2,343||100%|
|Wicomico County Public Schools||3,060||2,540||90% (with a vaccine or appt.)|
|Worcester County Public Schools||1,500||1,000||65%|
* Supporting Narratives*
|Allegany County Public Schools||All vaccines will be completed by 03/12/2021.|
|Baltimore City Public Schools||Percentage in column D reflects the total staff who requested a vaccine and received an appointment.|
|Frederick County Public Schools||Reflects vaccines received through the Fred. Co. Health Department. Many teachers have gone to other locations which is not tracked. Assume that approximately 50% of staff who want vaccines have been vaccinated; just cannot confirm.|
|Montgomery County Public Schools||Data does not include TPT and substitutes teachers; # of employees requesting vaccination is based on our actual vaccination signup rate. Not all employees have responded to the survey|
|Prince George's County Public Schools||Total number of staff are ALL employees.|