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Commissioners Await Word from Hogan Regarding Vaccine Delay in Western MD

December 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

After learning that UPMC Western Maryland was one of 22 hospitals in the state omitted from receiving the COVID vaccine in the first round of allocation scheduled for this week- local elected officials reacted strongly- blasting the state for by passing one of the hardest hit regions in the nation. UPMC Western Maryland President Barry Ronan issued a statement Friday in response saying that there have been assurances that the local health system will be a priority in the second distribution which is expected a few days after the initial doses are allocated.  A little more than two weeks ago the Allegany County Commissioners requested Governor Hogan and the state give the Western Maryland region a top priority when it came to vaccine distribution.  Commissioners President Jake Shade did not hide his disappointment when he appeared on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show”…