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Wet Season Percolation Testing

Department of Health Announces Beginning of 2023 Wet Season Perc Testing The Anne Arundel County Department of Health Bureau of Environmental Health will start annual wet season site evaluations and percolation tests on January 23, 2023. Wet season testing is arranged on a first-come, first serve basis. Appointments are being accepted and applicants are encouraged […]

Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters FAQ

Last updated: December 19, 2022En Español What is a bivalent COVID-19 booster? Up to now, COVID-19 vaccines have targeted the original COVID-19 strain. As we know, COVID-19 variants have made the vaccines a little less effective over time. The new bivalent vaccine provides protection against both the original strain and the new Omicron BA.4/BA.5 variants. […]

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization to permit the use of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. On July 19, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older. Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is given in a two-dose primary series […]

COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan

Anne Arundel County Department of Health Shares COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan Annapolis, MD (July 15, 2022) – Building on lessons learned over the past two plus years, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is releasing its COVID-19 Mitigation and Response Plan. This plan ensures that the staffing capacity and tools are in place […]

Changes to the Approval Process of On-Site Septic Systems

July 1, 202 — This memorandum serves to notify all Licensed Septic Installers of immediate changes to the review and approval of septic applications and permits in Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has required the following procedural changes take place effective immediately for all Septic Permits and Septic Applications: For […]

Department of Health Begins Distributing and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 Years

En Español Annapolis, Md (June 21, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 21, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5 years. An independent panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend vaccinating all children in the age group with one of […]

Unusual Pediatric Hepatitis Cases: What Parents Should Know

Last updated: June 14, 2022The United States and other countries have identified or are investigating reports of unusual hepatitis cases in otherwise healthy children. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viral infections, alcohol use, toxins, medications and certain other medical conditions. In the United States, the most […]

Department of Health Urges Residents to Be Aware of BA.2 Variant

Last updated: May 16, 2022Annapolis, MD (March 22, 2022) With the increasing spread of the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 , County Executive Steuart Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman urged residents to continue seeking out vaccinations and boosters to protect against the disease.  “We have the tools. Those tools are vaccines, tests, and treatment,” […]

Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula

Last updated: May 16, 2022Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula Produced in Abbott Nutrition’s Facility in Sturgis, Michigan On February 17, 2022, Abbott Nutrition issued a recall and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer advisory regarding powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility.  The consumer advisory […]

Gun Violence Intervention Team Domestic Violence Toolkit Goes Live

Annapolis, MD (Feb. 9, 2022) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) has released its online Domestic Violence Toolkit at The goal is to decrease the number of domestic violence incidents in Anne Arundel County and encourage victims to reach out to loved ones and local authorities for […]

Handling Food Safely

Last updated: September 22, 2022En Español Listed below are food safety tips that should help keep your meals and celebrations healthy. Seasonal Food Safety from the USDA Tips on Hiring a Caterer Tips for Eggs from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Safe Shopping Never choose torn or leaking packages. Don’t buy foods past the “sell-by” or […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: May 7, 2022Anne Arundel County continues vaccinating young children after the CDC’s recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth ages 5-11 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is currently vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the COVID-19 vaccine at community and elementary school clinics. To schedule an appointment, go to Appointments are preferred. […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ages 5-11 FAQ

Last updated: September 27, 2022En Español Currently, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing vaccine by appointment using the COVID Vaccinations Sign-Up Form here. Walk-ins are also welcome as vaccine supplies allow. Facts to Know and Frequently Asked Questions Why should I vaccinate my child against COVID-19? COVID-19 tends to be milder in […]

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Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: May 7, 2022 Department of Health Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds Annapolis, MD (October 29, 2021) Starting the week of November 8, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will prioritize COVID-19 vaccine appointments for 5 through 11-year-olds. As a result, adult COVID-19 booster dose appointments will be greatly reduced […]

County Executive Announces New Vaccine Policy for County Employees, Reimplements Mask Requirement in County-Owned Buildings

Changes come as COVID metrics rise in July, Delta variant spreads across region Annapolis, MD (August 2, 2021) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced today that effective Monday, September 13, County employees who are not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative COVID test result each week in order to report to work. […]

Community Health Report Update

Annapolis, MD (May 12, 2021) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has released an updated edition of its 2020 Report of Community Health Indicators. The 47-page online report, outlines the county’s standing in 10 key health areas while meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The key areas are demographic trends; health outcomes; […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Health Equity Plan

Last updated: May 13, 2022En Español Anne Arundel County Department of Health Outlines Efforts to Reduce The Spread of COVID-19 Among Vulnerable County Residents Annapolis, MD (March 2, 2021) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has announced the release of its COVID-19 vaccine health equity plan. The “Principles for Equitable Vaccination” outlines the […]

School Immunizations

Last updated: January 19, 2023En Español Back-to-School Immunizations Are Important! Don’t Wait! Vaccinate! The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is ready to serve eligible schoolchildren up to age 18 who need school-required vaccines. Call for an appointment today! Glen Burnie Health Center 416 A Street S.W. Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Call 410-222-6633 for an […]

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