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Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine To Hard-To-Reach Populations

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The Office of Governor Larry Hogan
Governor Larry Hogan at the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force’s first mobile vaccination clinic, located at the Garland Hayward Youth Center in Princess Anne.

More than five million Marylanders have received a Covid vaccine dose. Now the state is moving its focus from mass vaccination sites to mobile outreach.

Health Secretary Dennis Schrader describes the efforts, "We have FEMA, that’s come in with mobile units. They've been on the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland. Then we have the Equity Task Force led by Brigadier General Birckhead and she has three Wellmobiles that have been crisscrossing the state.”

And as younger teens become eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, we ask how the state will expand access.

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Then, Amy Liebman of the Migrant Clinicians Network talks about the increased Covid risks facing immigrant workers in poultry and crab processing.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'