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Maryland Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Booster Shots, Gov. Hogan Says

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Maryland has given out over 1 million booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, the state had administered a total of 9,395,285 doses of the vaccine, 1,004,758 of them booster shots, according to the latest data provided by the Maryland Department of Health.

"Maryland has now administered more than 1 million COVID-19 booster shots--another major milestone as we continue to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country," Hogan said.

The figure represents a significant achievement in the state's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 99.9% of the state's seniors and 88.9% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state has also vaccinated 117,644 children ages 5 to 11, or a little more than one-fifth of its children in that age group.

Maryland is urging all adults to get a booster shot, saying the state has plenty of supplies to keep up with demand.

You can find a vaccine clinic in your neighborhood by visiting the state's vaccination website.


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