Reported by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on May 9th:

As of May 8th, Howard County leads the state with 55.5% of eligible residents 16+ are fully vaccinated according to the Maryland Department of Health. We continue to work with the Howard County Health Department and the State to ensure residents receive the vaccine safely and efficiently, as we receive supply.

There are hundreds of provider locations including regional State-run mass vax clinics, retail pharmacies and hospital operating clinics where residents can receive a vaccine. Walk-in vaccinations are available for residents 16+ at The Mall in Columbia, Wednesday – Sunday from 8am – 4pm.

Let’s StayCOVIDSafe and get vaccinated!


Some other good news for Howard County:

Positivity Rate (reported today) on May 8th for Howard County is 2.22% (the lowest reported rate in 2021 for the county).

The number of new COVID-19 cases last week was the lowest reported over a week in Howard County (as tracked by Scott E’s Blog) in 2021:

See the full weekly report here:

Weekly COVID-19 tracking charts for Maryland, Howard County and Carroll County – May 8th

Let’s hope all of these numbers trending in the right way lead towards things getting back to normal sooner rather than later.

Scott E

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