PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Visits Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Clinic at First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Dedicated Community Site for Prince Georgians Will Administer Nearly 1,000 Doses Daily
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today toured the community vaccination site at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, which is facilitated by a partnership between the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force and the University of Maryland (UM) Capital Region Health. He was joined by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks; Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead; Acting Secretary Dennis Schrader of the Maryland Department of Health; Nathaniel Richardson Jr., president and CEO of UM Capital Region Health; and Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr.
“By harnessing the clinical expertise of one of our world-class hospital systems, the logistical capabilities of the Maryland National Guard, and the trusted voices of Maryland’s faith leaders, this new clinic will serve hundreds of Prince George’s County residents every day,” said Governor Hogan. “It is a shining example of Maryland’s adaptive, comprehensive, and community-centered vaccine strategy, and one more way we are ensuring equitable access to vaccines.”
Learn more about the Vaccine Equity Task Force at governor.maryland.gov/vetf/.
The clinic, held in the church’s 63,000-square foot family life center, will administer approximately 200 doses today as part of a soft launch, and ramp up to nearly 1,000 shots per day.
Initial appointments have been made available to individuals who have pre-registered through UM Capital Region Health. Additional appointments will become available in the coming days. At this time, the clinic is dedicated to serving residents of Prince George’s County.
UM Capital Region Health will supply vaccines and support personnel, which means no resources will be diverted from the county government or the Six Flags America mass vaccination site.
The clinic is seeking medical and nonmedical volunteers. Interested individuals can visit www.fbcglenarden.org/vaccine-volunteer.