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Department: When it is your flip, get the COVID-19 vaccine – WBAL TV Baltimore

HERE TO GET THIS SHOT. >> I AM EXCITED BECAUSE THE CALVARY IS HERE, AND THE CALVARY’S NAME IS MODERNA ADVISOR. LOWELL: DR. GREGORY BRANCH MEETING BY EXAMPLE, GETTING HIS SHOT THURSDAY WITH OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTH-CARE WORKERS. IRELAND IS STILL TAKING FOLKS WHO FALL UNDER THE 1A CATEGORY BUT HIS MESSAGE IS TO BE PATIENT. >> I CAN ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE BE PATIENT, AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET EVERYONE A VACCINE. LOWELL: DR. BRANCH IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH COVID-19, CONTRACTING THE DISEASE BACK IN JULY. >> I WAS DIAGNOSED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. I HAD A LOW PULSE, I STARTED TO LOSE MY VOICE, SO I IMMEDIATELY QUARANTINED MYSELF. LOWELL: WHILE HE MADE A FULL RECOVERY, HE SAID IT HIGHLIGHTS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR PEOPLE TO GET THE VACCINE WHEN IT IS THEIR TURN. >> THIS TREATMENT IS ALMOST 95% EFFECTIVE. THEREFORE, I STAND HERE AS THE HEALTH OFFICER OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, A PERSON WHO WILL RECEIVE THAT VACCINE TODAY, AND I SAY TO EVERYONE UNDER THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN, PLEASE GO OUT, COME TO US AND GET THE VACCINE. LOWELL: WHAT IS INTERESTING IS TUESDAY, THE CDC CAME OUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS AS FAR AS THE RECOMMENDED AGES OF WHO SHOULD GET THE SHOT, DROPPING IT FROM 75 TO EVERYONE OVER 65. AND HE SAID GROUP 1C WOULD START JANUARY 25, INCLUDING ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 65, AS LONG AS THE VACCINE IS AVAILAB

Baltimore County’s health officer received his COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at a vaccine clinic in Timonium, and he’s urging the public to get vaccinated. || Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||The Maryland State Fairgrounds is one of a number of locations around the state where people who fall into the Phase 1A group for vaccinations can go to get their shots.And, as the governor pointed out Thursday evening, Maryland is activating the Phase 1B group, which includes seniors older than 75.Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch, despite coming down with COVID-19 this summer, got his shot.”I’m excited because the cavalry is here, and the cavalry’s name is Moderna and Pfizer,” Branch said.Branch shared a message to residents waiting to get a vaccine to be patient.”I just ask everyone to be please be patient and we will be able to get everyone a vaccine,” Branch said.Vaccine Data DashboardMaryland vaccination plan FAQsBranch recounts contracting the disease in July.”I was diagnosed positive for COVID-19. I had a cough, I started to lose my voice, and so I immediately quarantined myself,” Branch said in August.While he did make a full recovery, he told 11 News it just highlights how important it is for people to get the vaccine when it is their turn.”This treatment is almost 95% effective. Therefore, I stand here as the health officer of Baltimore County, a person who’s going to receive that vaccine today, and I say to everyone under the sound of my voice, when it’s your turn, please go out or come to us and get that vaccine,” Branch said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday came out with new guidelines for who should get priority for vaccine shots, changing the age from 75 to 65. As Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday afternoon, Maryland will start on Jan 25 to vaccinate all adults ages 65 to 74 as part of Phase 1C.

Baltimore County’s health officer received his COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at a vaccine clinic in Timonium, and he’s urging the public to get vaccinated.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||

The Maryland State Fairgrounds is one of a number of locations around the state where people who fall into the Phase 1A group for vaccinations can go to get their shots.

And, as the governor pointed out Thursday evening, Maryland is activating the Phase 1B group, which includes seniors older than 75.

Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch, despite coming down with COVID-19 this summer, got his shot.

“I’m excited because the cavalry is here, and the cavalry’s name is Moderna and Pfizer,” Branch said.

Branch shared a message to residents waiting to get a vaccine to be patient.

“I just ask everyone to be please be patient and we will be able to get everyone a vaccine,” Branch said.

Branch recounts contracting the disease in July.

“I was diagnosed positive for COVID-19. I had a cough, I started to lose my voice, and so I immediately quarantined myself,” Branch said in August.

While he did make a full recovery, he told 11 News it just highlights how important it is for people to get the vaccine when it is their turn.

“This treatment is almost 95% effective. Therefore, I stand here as the health officer of Baltimore County, a person who’s going to receive that vaccine today, and I say to everyone under the sound of my voice, when it’s your turn, please go out or come to us and get that vaccine,” Branch said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday came out with new guidelines for who should get priority for vaccine shots, changing the age from 75 to 65. As Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday afternoon, Maryland will start on Jan 25 to vaccinate all adults ages 65 to 74 as part of Phase 1C.

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