Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Update: April 3, 2021
Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead, head of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force (VETF), and Prince George’s County District 8 Councilwoman Monique Anderson visit a vaccination clinic at Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs.
Gen. Birckhead visited a community clinic held at Kingdom Fellowship A.M.E. Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Gen. Birckhead visited the Islamic Center of Maryland’s vaccine clinic on March 28 in Gaithersburg.
(Photos by Tech. Sgt. Enjoli Saunders, courtesy of U.S. National Guard)
Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and Secretary Carol Beatty of the Maryland Department of Disabilities on Friday joined General Birckhead at the League for People with Disabilities, where vaccines are being administered in Baltimore City.
PROGRESS IN TARGET ZIP CODES. The hard-hit zip codes where the VETF is partnering with community leaders to hold vaccine clinics are showing significant improvement in vaccine uptake.
|54 Missions In Progress||44 Total Sites Assessed||10,039+ Doses Assisted|
(figures are cumulative, as of 3/27/21)
PRE-REGISTRATION. All Marylanders age 16 and older can now pre-register for an appointment at a mass vaccination site by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov or calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). During pre-registration, Marylanders can choose their top two preferred sites.
The Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force (VETF), led by Maryland National Guard Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead, works in partnership with the state’s 24 local health departments to focus COVID-19 vaccination efforts on underserved, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach populations to ensure the equitable delivery of vaccines.
The task force will leverage resources with close ties to key communities, including the state’s Vaccine Advisory Group, the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, the state’s network of Medicaid providers, and additional public sector and community partners.