Maryland will get more than $54 million from federal sources to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine to underserved populations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The $54.6 million is set to go to local health departments, community groups and others to increase uptake of the vaccine and ensure greater equity and access. Minority groups, including Black and Hispanic people, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Hesitancy to getting the vaccine has been documented among some minorities but access has been identified as a larger barrier for many.
Maryland to get $54 million from federal sources to help roll out more COVID-19 vaccine
April 7, 2021