With the expansion of the state’s mass vaccination sites and the emergency authorization of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine late last week, Maryland is preparing to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts over the next few weeks. But even as it does, the state is reckoning with inequities in the rollout of the vaccine thus far, with white Marylanders receiving nearly four times as many doses of vaccines as Black residents. Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference last week that Baltimore City had received more vaccines than it was “entitled to,” drawing the ire of many city leaders.
Who’s getting COVID vaccine doses in Maryland? Here’s what the data shows about racial and geographical gaps.
March 4, 2021