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Nearly 30% of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

May 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Friday, 83 people received COVID vaccinations at a walk-in clinic at the Allegany County Fairgrounds multipurpose building, which offered both the two-dose Moderna and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.  Additional walk-in clinics are planned at the fairgrounds on May 13 and May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 


The Allegany County Health Department also wants to remind the public that drive-thru testing is available at the fairgrounds on Mondays from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No appointment is necessary, although individuals can pre-register online to save time at the clinic.  That pre-registration link is


The Allegany County Health Department reports that 23,037 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against COVID-19 (32.7% of the population), with 18,681 of those individuals now fully vaccinated with their second dose (26.5 % of the population).  The number of residents who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is 2,198 (3.1 %).


By comparison, the state reported that 46.5% of all Marylanders had received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine, with 33.0% having had both doses and 3.2% vaccinated with the single-dose vaccine.


Allegany County COVID-19 Case Statistics as of May 6:


  • New COVID Cases:  16 (cumulative total 6,884)
  • Additional Deaths:  0 (cumulative total 207)
  • Cases Per 100,000 Population:  12.78 (Maryland: 10.95)
  • Positivity Rate:  5.52% (Maryland: 3.53%)