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No appointments needed at Maryland mass vaccination sites

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland residents can now get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the state’s 13 mass vaccination sites.

Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Wednesday.

He says walk-ups at various mass vaccination sites have been a successful tool in boosting the number of inoculated people in the state.

The state says nearly 2.2 million people have been fully vaccinated in Maryland.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 62.5% of Marylanders 18 and older and 85% of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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