ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan defended his controversial response to WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren’s query final week about Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s demand that Hogan reserve some doses at state-run mass vaccination websites for metropolis residents.
Gov. Hogan stated on the time that Baltimore was getting extra vaccines than the town was “entitled to.”
“My remark was merely a factual one—merely the town had the next allocation. That they had the primary allocation versus they have been the fourth highest inhabitants—however they acquired essentially the most allocation. However, look, I do know there have been considerations about the best way it was misinterpreted. We’ve been very targeted on fairness,” Gov. Hogan stated.
Governor Hogan defends his response to my query final week—when he stated Baltimore was getting extra vaccine than metropolis ‘entitled to.’ He says his reply was factual; fairness is essential. @wjz https://t.co/fGym3J5H7q
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) March 2, 2021
On Monday, the governor agreed to prioritize appointments on the Baltimore Conference Heart for underserved Baltimore zip codes. Nonetheless, some lawmakers say the feedback brought on injury.
“We additionally must not have interaction on this harmful rhetoric of trying to pit our different jurisdictions in opposition to one another,” State Senator Mary Washington, (D) Baltimore Metropolis, informed the appearing Maryland well being commissioner at a vaccine oversight listening to this week.