October 12, 2022

COVID-19 Remains a Community Concern and County Continues to Distribute Free Vaccines, Rapid Test Kits and Masks 

Montgomery County continues to be in the “low” community transmission rate for COVID-19. However, COVID remains a concern as new strains become prevalent. Updated vaccines are now available as boosters.

Montgomery County has done very well in terms of the number of residents vaccinated, but there is still work to do on getting every eligible resident to get the latest booster vaccines. Those who have stopped at just the first two doses are two and a half times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID than people who have received booster shots.

County-sponsored clinics have the vaccine, as do many pharmacies and retailers. Anyone 12 and older who had their last vaccine dose at least two months ago should get the booster shot. Make an appointment for a County-sponsored clinic at www.GoVaxMoco.com.  Maryland’s vaccine locator shows other sites in the community offering the vaccine.  

The County Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following:       
The County continues to provide free rapid tests and N-95 masks at many library locations.  

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website.