A COVID-19 vaccine allocation policy from the Maryland Department of Health saw the state send a disproportionately small supply of vaccines to more populated counties when adjusted per capita, according to data from the first 11 weeks of vaccinations. From Dec. 14 through Feb. 28, all but one of Maryland’s six most populous jurisdictions received below-average per capita allocations of first vaccine doses — and three were in the bottom five. All of the state’s six least populous jurisdictions had above-average allocations per 1,000 residents — and three were in the top five.
Many of Maryland’s biggest counties got smaller per capita shares of COVID vaccines over first 11 weeks
March 9, 2021