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Hogan responds to state leaders letter requesting increased vaccination allocations

Posted at 12:05 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 15:07:32-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan's administration has responded to a letter from elected officials across the state requesting improvements to COVID-19 vaccine allocations.

The leaders sent Hogan the letter last Monday.

In it, they urged the Governor to follow five points going forward in the state's vaccine distribution efforts.

One was to quickly share weekly vaccine allocation projections with the public.

Two was to show that counties are receiving their share of doses by publishing private provider allocations by distribution site.

Three was to fulfill weekly requests by local health departments before allocating doses to private providers or state sites.

Four was to allow local health departments to operate one-stop pre-registration, or create a statewide system.

And last but not least leaders called for Hogan to release $400 million in federal funding, and to prioritize and direct those grants to local local health departments.

In their written response below which addresses each of the leaders five questions, Hogan's administration highlights the release of more than $100 million in federal funding to local health departments.

They also mention the opening of multiple state mass vaccination sites, which Hogan visited last week.

The Governor's Office also revealed where those latest available funds would be headed.

Vaccine funding allocation
Vaccine funding allocation

As of Wednesday --570,495 (9.436%) of Maryland residents received their first dose of the vaccine.

Just over three percent have received a second dose.

WMAR-2 News is tracking where each jurisdiction is at in the process, and how you can sign up to get a vaccine.