Appointments available for Moderna booster

Local COVID cases on the rise again

Source: Allegany County Health Department.
Statistics show that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Allegany County for the second consecutive week — and just before families and friends gather for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CUMBERLAND, Nov. 24, 2021 — Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine appointments are available for Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Interested individuals can register for an appointment at health.maryland.gov/allegany. In order to be eligible for the booster vaccine you must be age 18 or older and meet one of the following criteria:

• Received your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago
• Received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID vaccine at least two months ago

Source: Allegany County Health Department

The Allegany County Health Department will also offer other COVID-19 vaccinations at the fairgrounds on a walk-in basis Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is needed to receive a first, second, or booster dose of Pfizer vaccine (ages 12 or older) or a first or second dose of Moderna (18 and older).

There will be no COVID testing at the fairgrounds on Friday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Testing will resume on Monday, Nov. 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Allegany County COVID-19 case and vaccinations statistics as of Nov. 23:
• New COVID Cases: 78 (cumulative total 10,376)
• Additional Deaths: 2 (cumulative total 264)
• Cases Per 100,000 Population: 43.01 (Maryland: 15.47)
• Positivity Rate: 8.39 % (Maryland: 3.75%)
• Percent of Population Fully-Vaccinated: 47.3% (Maryland: 67.3%)

Source: Allegany County Health Department

The statistics from the Allegany County Health Department will be published on AlleganyPlayground.com approximately once a week until what remains a global pandemic is resolved. AlleganyPlayground.com encourages everyone who can to get vaccinated in order to return to whatever our new normal will be as soon as possible. 

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