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Schrader confirmed as Maryland health secretary despite Senate’s concerns

April 5, 2021

The Maryland Senate voted to confirm Dennis Schrader as the state’s health secretary Friday after extensive debate over his performance overseeing the COVID-19 response in recent months. As acting secretary since December, Schrader oversaw Maryland’s vaccine rollout — a rocky process that at first lagged behind other states’ but improved as more doses became available throughout the spring. The Senate voted 45-2 to confirm Schrader, whom Gov. Larry Hogan nominated to the position of health secretary in January.

Article Source: Delmarva Now

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