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More than 6,000 Marylanders received a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

August 11th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

More than 6,000 people received doses of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, a number that’s been slowly increasing. The state is concerned that not enough eligible young people are getting the vaccine.  Dr. Jinlene Chan, with the state health department said, “With this new delta variant, we really strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated.” 

She said they are also concerned children aren’t getting their vaccinations for other things like measles and whooping cough, trying to avoid being in a doctor’s office setting so they don’t get COVID-19.   

“We are seeing, because people are concerned about some of these vaccines, that they are not getting their kids vaccinated and it’s in those populations that are at the greatest risk of getting measles," Chan said.

Chan said kids 12 and older should be getting vaccinated before going back to school