Marylanders can enroll in a 2022 health plan and get savings through Maryland Health Connection. until Jan. 15, 2022, for coverage beginning Feb. 1. “We encourage all Marylanders to get their COVID vaccine, including their booster if they are eligible. All COVID vaccines are free,” said Michele Eberle, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit … Read more

Margaret Moon, MD, is the co-director, pediatrician-in-chief, and director of the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. She is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On Oct. 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency … Read more

Brian D. Pieninck, president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, announced the company’s successful implementation of its COVID-19 vaccine requirement, which ended this week. CareFirst is the largest insurer in the mid-Atlantic region, covering over 3.5 million members across Washington D.C, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.     In August, CareFirst employees and the Board of … Read more

Today, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that 98% of Maryland seniors are now vaccinated against COVID-19, bringing the total adult population to over 85% vaccinated. He said the state is now encouraging all eligible Marylanders to get a booster dose. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson booster doses were approved for certain populations by the Food and … Read more