Gov. Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford to take COVID-19 vaccine publicly once made available

Maryland

Hogan to speak at 3 p.m.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — Governor Hogan announced Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination plan and even pledged that he along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will take it publicly once it becomes available.

The first batch of vaccines could be delivered as early as December 14th, and the priority is based on federal recommendation, those who are at the highest risk for COVID-19 and complications, and preserving critical health care capacity.

Phase 1A of vaccine allocation focuses on health care workers, residents, staff of long-term care facilities, and first responders.

“While the delivery of vaccines is welcome news, I would caution Marylanders to remember that our initial allocation will only be 155,000 doses of the vaccine with the possibility of perhaps 300,000 by year’s end.”

The Maryland Department of Health also issued an order that expands healthcare professionals ability to administer the vaccine. Additionally, there will be a vaccine confidence campaign in the next upcoming weeks to address the fear and misinformation of vaccination.

For the first time since May, Maryland has reported 50 COVID-19 deaths in a day in the state. The Maryland Department of Health reports 2,632 new COVID-19 cases in the state in the last 24 hours.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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