During the Howard County Vaccine Telephone Town Hall on February 8th Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano reported that 35% of HCPSS staff have received or are scheduled to receive their COVID-19 vaccination shot. Here is a video clip of what her reported that evening:

As a recap of the important information from the video (testing out my speech to text software here):

Yesterday we learned that the Howard County Health Department had allocated 500 vaccine doses this week to Howard County Public School System staff in addition Johns Hopkins medicine has allocated an additional 500 doses for Howard County Public School System staff. To date this brings the total number of vaccines made available to Howard County For our staff to 2650 but also been polling our teachers in our staff members to see how many of them receive vaccine outside of the county and today I learned that 911 indicated that they received their vaccine or scheduled to receive their vaccine from a pharmacy, from their doctor’s office or one of these Statewide vaccine distribution centers. This brings our total to about 3565 which represents 35% of our Workforce.

(I apologize for any mistakes my speech to text software made above)

Earlier that day the number the HCPSS Superintendent had reported to the Howard County Council was 25%: Howard County Public School System Superintendent reports 25% of school staff have received or are scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week

I like the fact that by the time of the Town Hall Dr. Martirano had received and reported out the updated COVID-19 vaccination numbers for HCPSS staff.

To put this into context a little…just over 11% of Howard County residents have received a first does of the COVID-19 vaccine as of February 10th:

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