ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball emphasized Howard County’s efforts to vaccinate its older adult population with 97.5% of residents 65+ with at least one dose, and nearly 94% of residents 65+ fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Howard County is the only jurisdiction in Maryland with more than 95% of residents 65+ with at least one dose, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
Howard County has led on vaccinating our residents throughout this year, and we’re leaving no stone unturned to reach the small percentage that remains unvaccinated. Especially for our older adults who are more susceptible to serious illness from COVID-19, it is vital to get vaccinated. With the delta variant spreading throughout our state and nation, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Howard County continues to lead Maryland in vaccination efforts across almost all demographics. To date, 88.4% of Howard County residents 12+ have received at least one dose and 83.2% of residents 12+ are fully vaccinated. Last week, Howard County became the first jurisdiction to reach 70% of its total population fully vaccinated. Today, 70.5% of its population is fully vaccinated and 74.9% has received at least one dose.
To find a nearby location to get vaccinated, visit vaccine.howardcountymd.gov.