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Maryland’s vaccine focus shifts to agricultural workers, college students

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With more than 4 million shots in arms across Maryland, the state is now taking extra steps to vaccinate essential employees, including agricultural workers, and college students against COVID-19.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced several initiatives to continue vaccinating as many Marylanders as possible.

Those steps include reserving vaccine appointments for college students at state-run mass vaccination sites and working with major employers to help workers get vaccinated.

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks to reporters at McKeldin Plaza in Baltimore after announcing that several state agencies will move to the city's downtown.

Hogan said the state is nearing the point where there will be more vaccines than people willing to get vaccinated — a reversal from earlier this year when there were far fewer doses than needed to vaccinate the eligible population.

The state is launching new campaigns to assure Marylanders of the vaccine’s safety and encourage them to get the injection.

“Next to getting vaccinated, the most important thing that you can do is encourage all of your neighbors, coworkers, friends and family to get vaccinated as well,” Hogan said.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service