ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County is leading the state in vaccination rates with 85.4% of 12+ residents fully vaccinated, 66.8% of 18+ residents boosted, and 87.4% of 12-17 year olds fully vaccinated, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
Our team has worked incredibly hard with the community to get our residents vaccinated across all ages and demographics. As we see our cases declining from the latest surge, now is an important reminder to our community to get vaccinated and boosted if they haven’t already. The single most effective way to reduce your chance of hospitalization or even death from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.
In Howard County, 86.8% of residents 65 and older are fully vaccinated, and 81.2% of those 65+ are boosted. Approximately 66% of children ages 5-11 have received at least their first vaccine dose. Howard County’s positivity rate is currently 6%, with a case rate of 30 per 100,000 according to the Maryland Department of Health.