Olszewski: Baltimore County able to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations at Timonium website
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Baltimore County is able to ramp up operations at its Timonium COVID-19 mass vaccination website with newly-announced state help, Baltimore County Government Johnny Olszewski stated Wednesday.
Thursday marks one yr because the county recorded its first demise from the virus. As of Wednesday, 1,319 county residents had died from COVID-19.
“It’s certainly a tragic reminder of the unbelievable ache and loss that so many have expertise dd all through this disaster,” Olszewski stated in a information convention on the Maryland State Fairgrounds vaccination website. “This has definitely been a yr like some other. It has examined us to our limits.”
Since then, greater than 25% of county residents have gotten not less than one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Headed into the information convention, Olszewski was considered one of them. After he was achieved taking questions Well being Officer Dr. Gregory Department administered the second dose of the Moderna vaccine.
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Gov. Larry Hogan has praised the Timonium clinic for its environment friendly operation and the county will stay answerable for its day-to-day operations, Olszewski stated, even after it’s designated as a state mass vaccination website early subsequent month.
The county may even maintain a neighborhood clinic this week at Sollers Level Multipurpose Middle advert subsequent week at Sisters Academy Of Baltimore in Lansdowne. The websites had been chosen primarily based on excessive numbers of close by residents in at-risk populations.
Department stated bringing vaccines near individuals helps engender belief.
“Belief and entry have been main hurdles to getting Black and brown individuals registered and in the end vaccinated,” Department stated.