Over 73,000 people were vaccinated at the Germantown site
GERMANTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – Big changes are taking place at Montgomery County’s mass vaccination centers: those who might be interested in getting COVID-19 vaccination in upcounty areas will no longer have the option to go to Germantown.
Montgomery County officials announced that the site on the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, which more than 73,000 people attended to get vaccinated, was closed on Friday.
According to the CDC, more than 65% (706,763) of Montgomery County’s residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The county is number 1 in the United States
With many residents vaccinated, the number of visitors who visit the site has dropped dramatically, according to authorities.
“We have started to close the differences between vaccination rates. We will continue to make sure we reach everyone and get everyone vaccinated, ”said Marc Elrich, Montgomery District President.
“We celebrate progress, but we also know that there is more work and another type of work that needs to be driven forward,” said Earl Stoddard of the Office of Emergency Management.
On July 6, the district will open a new location in the Upcounty Regional Services Center.