A COVID-19 vaccination and testing center opened this week on Montgomery College’s Rockville campus.
The center will operate in the South Campus Instructional Building and be open every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made online, but walk-ins are also welcome, according to county health officials.
During a meeting with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said identical operations are stationed at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring and the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown.
The county’s mass vaccination site at Montgomery College closed this month. The county is now focusing on smaller vaccination operations throughout the county.
Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Earl Stoddard told the County Council on Tuesday that more than 75,000 vaccinations were administered at the mass vaccination site.
“It was a huge success in the time that it operated and really pushed us farther along,” he said.
He added that vaccinations are important because recent data show nearly all of the deaths and serious illness caused by COVID-19 in the past month were among people who had not received a shot.
About 62% of Montgomery County residents are fully vaccinated, according to county data, and about 68% have received at least one dose of a vaccine.