Gov. Larry Hogan outlines omicron variant preparedness
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has outlined preparation plans for the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the state.
He held a news conference Wednesday to announce steps and to urge people to get vaccinated and to get a booster shot if enough time has gone by since they've been vaccinated.
9) Gov Hogan: “We are beginning to see the anticipated seasonal uptick in some of our key health metrics...the most important thing you can do right now to maintain immunity and protect yourself and your family from severe illness is to get vaccinated.”— Kata D. Hall (@katadhall) December 1, 2021
11) Gov Hogan: “If you are already vaccinated, the single most important thing you can do to maintain your immunity against this virus and its variants is to get your booster shot.”— Kata D. Hall (@katadhall) December 1, 2021
*Data continues to show waning immunity after 6 months.*
The governor spoke at a news conference not long after the White House announced that a person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant.