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Health Department Moving Main COVID-19 Vaccination Location to Fairgrounds

May 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

This week, the Allegany County Health Department will move its main COVID-19 vaccination location from Rawlings to the Allegany County Fairgrounds.  The COVID vaccine clinics will be held inside the Multipurpose Building, while COVID testing will continue to be done as a drive-thru at the adjacent pavilion.  A walk-in COVID vaccination clinic will be available at the fairgrounds Friday, May 7 from 9 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.  Both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines will be available at that clinic.


In addition to the fairgrounds location, the health department will be providing walk-in clinics in Lonaconing on Tuesday, May 4 from 9 to noon at the Goodwill Fire Company Armory and in Mt. Savage on Thursday, May 6 from 9 to noon at the Mt. Savage Fire Company.  The Moderna COVID vaccine will be offered at those clinics.  Walk-in clinics are open to any Allegany County adult age 18 or older, no appointment necessary.


“We want to extend our sincere thanks to the Allegany County Government for allowing us to use the Barton Business Park Shell Building for COVID-19 vaccinations over the past few months, and for allowing us to now relocate that operation to the Allegany County Fairgrounds,” said Brenda Caldwell, Public Information Officer for the Allegany County Health Department.  The county government has been a key partner in the health department’s COVID response efforts since the beginning of the pandemic.


The Allegany County Health Department reports that 22,807 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19 (32.4% of the population), with 18,070 of those individuals now fully vaccinated with their second dose (25.7 % of the population).  The number of residents who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine stands at 2,147 (3.0 %).


By comparison, the state reported that 46.0% of all Marylanders had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, with 32.0% having had both doses and 3.2% vaccinated with the single dose vaccine.


Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of April May 2:


  • New COVID Cases:  31 (cumulative total 6,852)
  • Additional Deaths:  0 (cumulative total 207)
  • Cases Per 100,000 Population:  14.4 (Maryland: 13.46)
  • Positivity Rate:  4.32% (Maryland: 3.69%)