Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Baltimore County is launching a focused outreach marketing campaign to assist get underserved populations vaccinated for COVID-19.
The marketing campaign will leverage native personalities together with Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins, Archbishop William Lori and varied influencers to assist reduce via misinformation and confusion.
Greater than 1,200 county residents have died of the coronavirus and County Government Johnny Olszewski mentioned at a information convention that vaccinations are key to returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life.
“This could be an unbelievable feat and a vital one for us to return to some sense of normalcy this summer season and past,” Olszewski mentioned.
He spoke on the county’s mass-vaccination web site in Timonium. When Gov. Larry Hogan toured the site last month, Olszewski personally requested Hogan to allocate extra doses. Hogan praised the county’s effectivity in administering pictures.
Whereas the impacts of the virus are felt disproportionately by individuals of shade, the county’s vaccination charges match neither that influence nor the county’s demographics.
“We wish them to know that getting the vaccine protects them and their family members and will get us one step nearer to returning to a standard lifestyle,” Olszewski mentioned.
Well being Officer Dr. Gregory Department mentioned these populations are additionally underrepresented on the county’s vaccine registry.
“Welcome no matter model of vaccine you’re provided, particularly since we all know that each one three vaccines are protected, efficient and a vital device in saving lives,” Department mentioned.
Olszewski mentioned that, like different native leaders, he was blindsided by Tuesday’s reopening order issued by Hogan. He mentioned his workplace is “actively reviewing” the order and what restrictions the county might preserve in place.
“We need to open, identical to with our colleges, as shortly and as safely as attainable, however the secret is to do each,” he mentioned.
He mentioned he’s contemplating working in tandem with different localities within the Interstate 95 hall.
WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 speak host Yuripzy Morgan and WBAL-TV 11 sports activities director Gerry Sandusky amongst these collaborating within the outreach marketing campaign.