Maryland senators and congressmen have announced that the state has been awarded $934,965 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health. This funding will be used to ensure that Maryland residents have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of their insurance status.
In a press release, lawmakers highlighted the importance of addressing the gaps and shortfalls in vaccine accessibility that were exposed by the pandemic. They emphasized that this funding will help more Marylanders get vaccinated and provide them with the best defense against the virus, ultimately improving overall community health.
The funding has been allocated to various entities across the state. Baltimore City will receive a total of $474,977, while Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel Counties will receive a combined total of $272,918. Western Maryland will receive $74,475, and the Eastern Shore will receive $112,595.
By providing free COVID-19 vaccines, this funding aims to ensure that all Maryland residents have equal access to the vaccine, regardless of their financial situation or insurance status. It is hoped that this initiative will help to increase vaccination rates and curb the spread of the virus within the state.
Source: DC News Now