PHOTO RELEASE: Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Conducts Clinic at First Baptist Church of Highland Park
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Today, Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford toured the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force vaccination clinic at First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Prince George’s County. The clinic, facilitated in partnership with Safeway, provided 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The lieutenant governor’s visit comes the same day as Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland surpassing the 2 million vaccination milestone, as well as the timeline for Maryland to begin Stage 2 of its vaccination plan. Marylanders age 60 and older will be eligible for vaccination March 23.
“In the next few weeks, we could get more vaccines from the federal government, and over the next few weeks, substantially more people will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “It is crucial that we continue building out the infrastructure with clinics like this one, so we can deliver vaccines to people in all communities.”
Lt. Governor Rutherford was joined by Dr. Henry P. Davis III, pastor of First Baptist Church of Highland Park, as well as members of the Prince George’s County Council, including Councilman Mel Franklin and Councilwoman Jolene Ivey.
Next week, the clinic at First Baptist Church of Highland Park anticipates distributing 500 vaccines to the community. Learn more about the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force at governor.maryland.gov/vetf.