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Health Secretary Tours Western Maryland

April 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader was in Western Maryland Wednesday to assess the area’s COVID-19 vaccination process, progress and future plan.

Stops on his tour included Hancock in Washington County, Grantsville in Garrett County, and on Thursday he planned to visit the UPMC Western Maryland Primary Care/Vax Clinic in Frostburg.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest data, Allegany County is ranked high for the level of COVID-19 community transmission, with roughly 26% of its population having been fully vaccinated against the disease.