June 10, 2021

COVID-19 Update: County a National Leader in Getting Residents Vaccinated

Navigate the charts with the arrows in the Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.

Montgomery County leads the nation in the percentage of residents 12 and older who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in counties with a population of more than 300,000, according to data made available this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Since the Pfizer vaccine was approved for adolescents ages 12-15-years in May, more than 28,000 youth in the County have received their first dose. There are an estimated 60,000 residents 12-15 in Montgomery.

Those in the 12-15 age group are encouraged to get vaccinated at one of the County-run clinics. In addition, the State website can be used to find pharmacies offering the vaccine and make appointments.

More than 677,000 (64.4 percent) of County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to Maryland statistics released today, Thursday, June 10. More than 586,000 County residents (55.8 percent) have been fully vaccinated.

Statewide, for the first time, Maryland’s seven-day positivity rate has dropped below 1 percent (0.95 percent)—the lowest rate since the health crisis began in March 2020. Half of all Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to official CDC data. The State has reached the milestone faster than 42 other states.

More statistics about COVID-19 infections, and details about who has been vaccinated, can be found at the County COVID-19 dashboard at https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/data/#dashboard.