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Hogan Announces Plans to Insure Vaccine ‘Equity’

March 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland officials Thursday announced what they called the first COVID-19 vaccine equity operations plan of any state to ensure vaccines are distributed equitably in the state. During a news conference, Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland National Guard Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead said the vaccine equity task force will serve vulnerable and underserved communities by partnering with community groups and others to increase access to the vaccine. Communities will be able to submit proposals requesting vaccination sites. Birckhead said opening a community site will take less time than a large-scale mass vaccination site. Maryland will also work with FEMA on the Eastern Shore and in western Maryland for mobile vaccine sites. Governor Hogan said that while the state has been focusing on equity, clearly more work needs to be done…