Local schools, including American and Johns Hopkins universities, have all already mandated COVID-19 vaccines for the fall semester.
The legislature also approved $3.5 million in funding for public health programs.
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“This is an incredible step towards showing that we can take action, we can make ourselves involved,” Ben Baitman said.
Out of 6.8 million vaccinations, six reported a “rare and severe” blood clot.
The USM has not made a decision on any vaccination requirements in the fall.
The bill permits a union representing employees at multiple University System of Maryland institutions to negotiate one “master agreement” with the system.
Marylanders 16 and older can receive a vaccine at any provider by April 12.
The state will continue to prioritize people who are currently eligible for vaccines but have not yet received them.
All Marylanders over the age of 16 will be able to receive a vaccine starting April 27.