Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot

BERLIN (AP) — German vaccine maker CureVac says interim data from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot show a comparatively low effectiveness in protecting people against COVID-19. The results appear to be a significant setback for CureVac’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But the company said the study was hampered by the broad range of variants found among the COVID-19 cases reviewed in the trial and that final results may still change. Curevac said interim results from its trial with 40,000 participants show the vaccine has an efficacy of 47% against COVID-19 disease of any severity. This did not meet what the company said were its “prespecified statistical success criteria."
Cumberland, MDCumberland Times-News

UPMC to administer COVID vaccine daily at urgent, primary care locations

CUMBERLAND — UPMC Western Maryland will offer COVID-19 vaccines seven days a week at several urgent and primary care locations. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. UPMC will no longer offer weekly mass vaccination clinics at the hospital. Urgent care locations offering the vaccine seven days a week from...
Cumberland Times-News

Funding will help increase vaccination access

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Health is accepting applications from community-based organizations that propose a strategy to further increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccination access for residents. The Community COVID-19 Vaccination Project is part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” initiative to ensure vaccines are available to every...
Somerset, PAAllied News

Vaccine rates lagging among staff at state prisons, health department data show

SOMERSET – Inmates inside Somerset County's two state prisons are outpacing the region in getting vaccinated – now at more than 70%. But nearly six months after the vaccines first became available inside their walls, the staff responsible for those inmates have been vaccinated at just a fraction of that rate – 24.8% at SCI-Somerset and 31.4% at Laurel Highlands, according to Department of Corrections COVID-19 data.
Allegany County, MDWCBC Radio

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for those 12 and older set for June 8th

The Allegany County Health Department will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Willowbrook Office Complex (WOC) in the ground floor Community Room (12501 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland) on Tuesday, June 8th from 1 to 6 p.m. This clinic is open to those ages 12 and older and will offer the Pfizer COVID vaccine. No appointment is necessary, but adolescents ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Garrett County,

Garrett County Vaccine Advocates Spread The Word About COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

Vaccine advocates met at the GoVAX Mobile Vaccination Unit today in McHenry to help spread the word about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Pictured left to right are Jenny Hesse, COVID-19 survivor; Wayne Tiemersma, Emergency Services Chief, Garrett County Emergency Management; and Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department. Participants may choose between Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Garrett County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day from now until next Wednesday.
Preston County, WVWVNews

Preston County students being vaccinated

KINGWOOD — Preston County Schools expects 80 students 12-18 years old to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at a clinic Wednesday. About 18 other students in that age level are known to have already received at least the first dose of the vaccine, Preston County Schools Assistant Superintendent Ange Varner said.
Mineral County, WVCumberland Times-News

COVID-19 cases climb slightly in Mineral County

KEYSER, W.Va. — While still remaining well beneath the threshold for levels of uncontrolled spread of the disease, COVID-19 cases increased slightly in Mineral County over the last week. Per state statistics that are updated daily, the county reported 2,571 confirmed and 304 probable cases on May 18, of which...
Garrett County, MDWVNews

GCPS announces Pfizer vaccine for students 12 years of age and older

OAKLAND — In collaboration with the Garrett County Health Department, Garrett County Public Schools will offer free, voluntary Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for GCPS students receiving in-person instruction or virtual instruction. Interested students should go to the Garrett County Health Department link to register in advance. Students must be accompanied by...
Ebensburg, PAThe Tribune-Democrat

Get your shots: A listing of local vaccination sites

Here are upcoming opportunities for adults to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Each listing includes registration information. Hours vary. CamTran/Highlands Health vaccine door-to-door, Parkhill, Vinco, Nanty Glo, Vintondale, Twin Rocks and Ebensburg, 814-534-6242. Mainline Pharmacy, 1207 Second St., Cresson, Mainline Pharmacy, 317 Beaver St., Hastings, Mainline Pharmacy, 619 Main St.,...
Garrett County, MDCumberland Times-News

Garrett students can sign up for vaccine

OAKLAND — Garrett County Public School students age 12 and above can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at upcoming clinics to be held at the two high schools. Students must be accompanied by their parent/guardian and should use the links below to register for the clinic. • May 25,...
Garrett County,

The COVID-19 World – An Ever-Changing Landscape

The past week brought changes to many of Maryland’s COVID-19 restrictions that have been with us in some form for the past year. Governor Larry Hogan ended the statewide mask mandate effective Saturday, May 15, following updated guidance from the CDC. Face coverings continue to be required on public transportation, and in schools, child care and health care settings.