BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore has begun to publicize data that shows whether people who get COVID-19 vaccines at sites in the city live in Baltimore, city leaders said Friday.
The city’s dashboard now shows whether people vaccinated in Baltimore live in the city or another county, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa said during a news conference.READ MORE: Maryland Prepares For Increase In Patients After Roe V. Wade Overturned
As of Friday afternoon, the dashboard shows just under 38% of people who got a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the city were city residents. Nearly 31% were from Baltimore County, while 7% were from Howard County and roughly the same percentage were from Anne Arundel County. Just under 3% are from out of state.
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The announcement comes as city and state leaders have sparred in recent days over the equity of vaccine distribution. The vaccination site at the Baltimore Convention Center has been prioritizing vulnerable and underserved residents since a mass vaccination site opened nearby at M&T Bank Stadium.
“My administration is committed to transparency and equity in the vaccine distribution process and I am glad that we can provide our residents with a look ahead at the schedule of our vaccination sites, mobile clinics, and allotment,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins Experts Describe Updated Gun Control Laws As 'Great First Step'
“This critical information is key to many as they plan the best way to get themselves and their loved ones vaccinated. We must continue to practice the mitigation efforts that have saved lives thus far while we focus on vaccinating our most vulnerable residents,” the mayor added.
Officials also announced vaccine distribution plans for next week. For more information on the latest plan, please click here.
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