COVID-19 Remains a Community Concern

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COVID-19 Remains a Community Concern


covid-19 updates

Montgomery County had an average of about 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people at this time last year. For the last several weeks, the County is averaging more than 200 reported cases per 100,000 residents. The County, like the national trend, is seeing reinfections in some residents and health officials say that natural immunity is not as strong as the immunity people get from vaccination and boosters.

A supply of the protein-based Novavax vaccine is now available to County residents. The technology has been used for decades to combat diseases such as hepatitis B and influenza. Clinical trials have shown the two-dose vaccine to have similar effectiveness as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at preventing and reducing illness from COVID-19.

The County’s Department of Health and Human Services is offering Novavax vaccines by appointment only. To indicate interest in an appointment, call the COVID-19 Call Center at 240-777-1982. To reduce waste of potential unused vaccines, Novavax vaccination clinics will be scheduled once there is a sense of demand.

The County Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following:

The County continues to provide free rapid tests and N-95 masks at many library locations. Vaccinations and boosters are available at multiple locations in Montgomery County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the following advice regarding COVID-19:

“COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people—especially those who are boosted— from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized and even dying. As with other diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccines.”

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (14)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - yes I do see concern from people everywhere I go.

Aug 13, 2022 02:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. There should be a concern about COVID but I am still not convinced there is evidence that masks work. As for vaccine, I think all should be vaccinated and all should have home tests available. Enjoy your day.

Aug 13, 2022 05:24 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great information for your community Roy!

Aug 13, 2022 05:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

We will be dealing with Covid 19 for years, decades. Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

Aug 13, 2022 05:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

Good for you for getting the word out in your community. COVID-19 will be hear for decades to come. It is something we will all have to be aware of but still live our lives. 

Aug 13, 2022 06:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, it sure seems like COVID will never go away.   Heard on the news this past week our numbers are way down.

Aug 13, 2022 06:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - like life itself, things of all kinds continue to change (evolve).  

Aug 14, 2022 06:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Covid remains a concern in Sacramento too.  With all the "at home" testing, we really don't know how prevalent the virus is, because those tests are usually reported.

Aug 14, 2022 06:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Aug 14, 2022 06:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much  for the feature recognition. it is much appreciated.

Aug 15, 2022 04:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Aug 15, 2022 05:15 AM