Scott takes exception to Gov. Hogan’s declare on vaccine provide
Friday, February 26, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Baltimore Metropolis leaders are reacting with consternation to an offhand remark from Gov. Larry Hogan.
Throughout remarks exterior the just-opened mass-vaccination center at M&T Financial institution Stadium, Hogan mentioned town had gotten “much more (doses allotted) than they’re actually entitled to.”
.@MayorBMScott has requested the Governor to make sure extra Covid vaccine for older Metropolis residents
As we speak the Governor, at new vaccine website at M &T Financial institution Stadium, dismissed the query..saying Metropolis has gotten “way over they’re actually entitled to”
Metropolis Well being acquired 3500 doses for week pic.twitter.com/2JUJXO53A7
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) February 25, 2021
Mayor Brandon Scott has been asking state officers to order for metropolis residents a portion of the doses to be administered at M&T Financial institution Stadium.
“Baltimoreans are Marylanders too. They’re each entitled to and deserve the vaccine. Nonetheless, metropolis residents shouldn’t have equitable entry to vaccine doses,” Scott mentioned in an announcement Friday. “The state has not offered an equitable share to Baltimore Metropolis, however has required native well being departments to make the most of a damaged, online-only enroll mannequin that has compelled our Well being Division to develop workarounds. The state has ignored the limitations to entry for communities too usually left behind once we speak about well being care in America.”
Scott mentioned Hogan has didn’t arrange an equitable mannequin for statewide vaccine registration and has not allotted town an equitable provide of doses.
“Equitably and effectively distributing the vaccine is essential to ending this pandemic,” Scott mentioned. “Whereas our provide is proscribed, Baltimore will proceed to work in partnership to focus our vaccination efforts on our neighbors on the highest precedence, particularly older adults over 65.”
Earlier this month, Scott floated the idea of shopping for 300,000 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is awaiting federal approval, instantly from the pharmaceutical large. Emergent BioSolutions is producing the vaccine in Baltimore. Hogan didn’t endorse Scott’s proposal, saying that each metropolis and state is in the identical boat and that Baltimore doubtless could be unable to leap the road.