Nearly 700 residents from Maryland’s Sixth District joined U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-MD) and state health officials on a COVID-19 vaccine webinar earlier this week.
The webinar was designed to give Trone’s constituents information about vaccine distribution in each of the five counties in the district and how individuals can get vaccinated if they are eligible. Trone was joined by Health Officers from the Health Departments in Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties.
“The vaccine distribution in our state has been confusing and frustrating, and we need to be providing clear information to help get vaccines in the arms of every Marylander who wants one,” Trone said. “I’d like to thank the health officers for joining me today and for providing critical updates on the vaccine distribution in each county.”
Trone also talked about his new weekly COVID Vaccine Newsletter that gives constituents the most up-to-date information about the vaccine. Each newsletter will include links to health department websites, vaccination forms, and vaccination sites, as well as information on who is eligible to get the vaccine and how many doses have been administered in each county.
In his district, a total of 193,588 first doses have been administered, representing 13.34 percent of the population, and 84,840 second doses have been administered, representing 6.37 percent of the population. Maryland is currently vaccinating group 1C, but Gov. Larry Hogan has given each county the discretion of when to open up to new groups in their vaccine rollout, so each county is currently vaccinating different groups.