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Vaccine News

Last updated: January 25, 2021 NEW COVID Vaccinations Sign-Up Form! Sign up here. 1.25.21 – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will continue Phase 1B with the vaccinations of county residents who are age 75 and older. However, the department will not be moving to Phase 1C vaccinations for ages 65 – 74 due to […]

1.14.21 – Weekly Health Update

This week Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman discusses: • COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Transcript: Welcome to our weekly health update. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the COVID vaccines and how they’re being distributed. The Maryland Department of Health distributes vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, and a few other small […]

County Executive Pittman Extends COVID Restrictions

New Executive Order aligns youth sports with neighboring counties; permits “garden dome” seating at restaurants. Annapolis, Md (January 13, 2021) Citing continuing high COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization numbers, County Executive Steuart Pittman signed a new executive order today, reinforcing the restrictions put in place in December. Executive Order #41 includes several new provisions, including […]

Vaccinations Rollout Timeline

Last updated: January 21, 2021 Week of January 17, Phase 1B began rolling out with county residents who are age 75+. To preregister for free COVID-19 vaccinations, sign up here.  Preregistration helps to organize requests according to phases, priority groups and vaccine availability. Individuals will be emailed actual vaccination appointment times and clinic locations once […]

Wet Season Percolation Testing

2021 Wet Season Perc Testing  The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will begin wet season percolation testing on January 4, 2021. Applications for mound sewage disposal systems must be received by March 1, 2021 and testing performed by March 12. During this period, priority will be given to locations where mound testing is expected. […]

12.23.20 – Weekly Health Update

Last updated: January 14, 2021 This week Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman discusses: • COVID-19 status update • Vaccine Rollout Transcript: Welcome to our weekly health update this holiday week. Safe and effective COVID vaccines have arrived in our county. At Anne Arundel Medical Center and Baltimore Washington Medical Center, hospital staff […]

Free HIV Home Test Kits

Last updated: December 2, 2020 Maryland Department of Health reminds Marylanders that free HIV home testing is available to all who need it. Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) encourages Marylanders to take advantage of the HIV home-testing kits offered through the Virginia and Maryland Home HIV Testing Program. To help address […]

10.29.20 – Weekly Health Update

Last updated: November 5, 2020 This week Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman discusses: COVID-19 Status Update The COVID Care Coordination Program Halloween Safety Tips Transcript: Welcome to our weekly health update. Today we’ll provide a COVID status update, share resources to support families, and give tips on having a safer Halloween. Over […]

10.8.20 – Weekly Health Update

Last updated: October 30, 2020 This week Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman discusses: COVID-19 Update Schools Coping Tips Transcript: Welcome to our weekly health update. Today we’ll provide a COVID-19 status update, talk about schools and share some tips on coping with COVID. Over the past week our case rate has been slowly going up and […]

Reopening Schools: COVID-19 Health Guidelines and Presentation for Anne Arundel County

Last updated: January 13, 2021 Presentation for Board of Education on January 6, 2021 by Anne Arundel County Health Officer Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D. COVID-19 Outbreak-Associated Cases in Schools Presentation for Board of Education on October 5, 2020 by Anne Arundel County Health Officer Nilesh Kalyanaraman, M.D. Reopening Schools COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Anne Arundel County See […]

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Last updated: November 23, 2020 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health strongly recommends getting the 2020-21 seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available from local health care providers and pharmacists. For county residents who are uninsured, the Department of Health provides free flu immunizations by appointment. Call the Glen Burnie Health Center at 410-222-6633 […]

Children’s Immunizations Clinics

Last updated: October 30, 2020 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Immunization Program is holding appointment only childhood immunization clinics at the Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410-222-6633) and the Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410-222-7247). The appointments are for recommended vaccines, including MMR […]

Statement on Racism

Last updated: September 29, 2020 May 30, 2020 This week we watched George Floyd be murdered in Minneapolis. We watched Christian Cooper’s life get threatened while bird watching in Central Park. We watched on live TV as CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested while covering the protest in Minneapolis. All three of them are black […]

Health Care Coverage and More…

Last updated: February 24, 2020   Free Health Care Enrollment Assistance Click here Having health coverage provides protection and peace of mind if you or your family gets sick or has an accident.  Health coverage also provides preventive health care and screenings to help keep you and your family healthy.  You may be eligible for […]

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